Amy Collins is a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in a variety of criminal (e.g., fraud, money laundering, criminal tax evasion and fraud, racketeering, civil disorder, obstruction of justice, hate crimes, murder, criminal asset forfeiture, theft of government information, threats, computer crimes, immigration, firearms crimes); national security (e.g., sanctions violations, terrorism, espionage, Foreign Agents Registration Act violations); civil (e.g., civil asset forfeiture, international takings, economic sanctions violations, civil tax evasion and fraud, divorce, child custody); and administrative/regulatory (e.g., the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States process) matters.
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 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 One of Amy’s publications has even been archived with the U.S. Library of Congress.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 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.