Samantha K. Collins*

Associate
Sam focuses her practice on litigation matters involving employment, corporate, ERISA, and white collar issues.
Samantha Collins, Associate

Sam represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including employment, corporate, ERISA, and white collar issues. She has considerable experience in business dispute litigation, employment litigation, and government contracts, and has counseled business owners on employment terminations, severance agreements, disgruntled employees, and the hiring process.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia. Admitted in Virginia only. Practicing under the supervision of firm principals.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Sam was an Associate at a boutique law firm in McLean, Virginia, where she represented clients in the fields of corporate law, employment law, and government contracts in both state and federal litigation. Before that, she served as a law clerk for Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia and for Chief Judge Craig D. Johnston of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia. She was also a judicial intern for Senior Judge Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. 

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Sams publications include:

  • Co-Author, Top 10 Best Workplace Practices for Reasonably Accommodating Those with Mental Health Disorders,” IRMI, Employment Practices Liability Consultant (2018).
  • Author, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – As Amended: Remedying the Boundary that Congress Overstepped, 25 GEO. MASON U. C.R. L.J. 123 (2014).

Professional Activities

While in law school, Sam was a research editor for the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal. She was also a Writing Fellow, through which she was selected to teach in George Masons Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis Program. She was a student member of the George Mason Inn of Court, an Associate Justice of the Moot Court Board, and a finalist in the William B. Bryant & Luke C. Moore Invitational Moot Court Competition. Sam was the Vice President of Events for the Trial Advocacy Association, the 3L Representative, the 1L Representative, and the Vice President of Social Affairs for the Student Bar Association. She competed in Georgetown University Law Center’s White Collar Crime Invitational Competition and the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge.

Life Beyond the Law

Sam is an avid University of Michigan football and basketball fan. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Michigan Wolverines, cooking, and traveling with her husband.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Virginia Bar
    • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • US District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Education
    George Mason University School of Law
    JD
    ,
    Cum Laude
    ,
    2015
    University of Michigan
    BA
    ,
    Psychology and Communication Studies, with distinction
    ,
    2010