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Amy Collins

Criminal Defense Attorney,
Price Benowitz LLP

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Price Benowitz LLP
Washington, DC
Work: 202-993-3888

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Amy’s approach to criminal defense is largely informed by her work in the federal government. Prior to joining Price Benowitz LLP, Amy served as an Honors Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, where she led, coordinated, and otherwise supported a number of complex and high-profile federal cases and investigations. Amy’s ability to excel as a federal prosecutor stemmed, in part, from her prior legal internships within the federal government. During law school, Amy interned with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel; the U.S. Department of Justice’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, Counterterrorism Section, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, and Office of International Affairs; and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia’s National Security Section.

Amy’s interest in law and policy derives from her passion for helping others and her desire to do so in an exceptional way. Amy believes it is crucial for those being charged with or investigated for a crime to have an attorney who they can trust and will help them navigate the legal system with compassion and diligence to obtain the best outcome possible.

Amy has handled a variety of cases over the years, including: Criminal cases, such as fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, fraud, racketeering, civil disorder, obstruction of justice, hate crimes, murder, asset forfeiture, theft of governmental information, threats, computer crimes, immigration, and firearms crimes; National Security cases, including sanctions violations, terrorism, espionage, and Foreign Agents Registration Act violations; Civil cases, including civil asset forfeiture, international takings, economic sanctions violations, civil tax evasion and fraud, divorce, and child custody; and Administrative/Regulatory cases, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States process.

Amy is also a problem-solver and intellectually curious at heart. She has a passion for understanding and otherwise engaging with complex legal and policy issues. Accordingly, Amy has published on a variety of topics, and a number of her works have been relied on by experts in the respective fields. One of Amy’s publications has even been archived with the U.S. Library of Congress.

Amy is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Bar, and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University, where she played Division I lacrosse and studied political science, history, and biology. She then attended law school at the George Washington University Law School, where she obtained a concentration in national security and cybersecurity law.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Appeals
  • Asset Forfeiture/Restitution
  • Computer Forensics
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Extradition
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • Tax Controversy
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime