Wayne Dale Collins has over 30 years of experience in antitrust law as a government policy maker, a law school faculty member, and a private practitioner. Although he works in all aspects of competition law, Mr. Collins focuses primarily on the defense of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures before competition agencies throughout the world. He is also actively involved in a number of antitrust litigations in the United States as well as investigations conducted by the European Commission and other agencies.
Mr. Collins joined Shearman & Sterling in 1978. In 1981, he resigned from the firm to serve as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. Thereafter, Mr. Collins served as a special assistant and later as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division under William F. Baxter. He returned to the firm in 1983. Between 1991 and 1995, Mr. Collins was an adjunct faculty member at Yale Law School, where he taught the main antitrust course as well as several specialized antitrust courses.
In January 2010, Mr. Collins returned to teaching antitrust law as an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law.