Corey Collins represents and counsels employers in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour, trade secrets, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and employment agreements and policies. He represents clients in numerous industries, such as e-commerce, tech, hospitality, retail, construction, and entertainment.
Since joining Rutan & Tucker in 2017, Corey has represented clients in litigation matters in state and federal courts and in arbitration with JAMS, AAA, and Judicate West. In addition to defending employers against trade secret, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and PAGA lawsuits, Corey has significant experience in general commercial litigation cases involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, business torts, fraud, trade secrets and derivative claims.
During law school, Corey worked as a judicial extern for Judge Otis D. Wright II of the Central District of California and served as a managing editor of the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. He also participated in the Scott and Cyan Bannister First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic and played on the UCLA Law basketball team.
- As second chair and lead associate, Mr. Collins represented a group of sellers in a week-long JAMS arbitration involving breach of warranty claims asserted by a private equity buyer arising from the sale of a toxicology lab.
- As lead associate, Mr. Collins represented an auction house in litigation in California court and JAMS arbitration involving breach of warranty, fraud, conversion, and claim and delivery claims relating to a significant piece of sports memorabilia and negotiated a favorable settlement for the client.
- As lead associate, Mr. Collins represented an e-commerce software distributor against trade secret appropriation, breach of contract, bad faith, and conversion claims asserted by a competing e-commerce distributor, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client.
- As lead associate, Mr. Collins has represented a national bus dealership in a variety of litigation matters, including defending the dealership in California state court against claims of breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, and bad faith.
- As lead associate, Mr. Collins has represented an off-road auto racetrack in Utah state court in the prosecution and defense of claims by and against the owners of an off-road truck racing series.
News & Insights
- Co-Author: Updates in the Law on Domestic Professional and Collegiate Sports, Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, Business Law Section (2019)
Awards & Affiliations
Memberships & Affiliations
- Member, CHOC Children’s Corporate Partnership Committee
- Member, Orange County Bar Association
- Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers