Andrew M. Collins is Counsel for theGroup DC LLC, providing strategic advice and solutions on a broad range of issues, with a focus on federal banking regulations and matters pertaining to the financial services industry.
Previously, Collins served with the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, where he focused on an array of congressional priorities from investor protections and the welfare of U.S. exporters to nuclear counter-proliferation sanctions and the federal budget. He also supported committee staff on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, with an emphasis on SEC and CFTC rulemaking, as well as the Federal Reserve's oversight of systemically important financial institutions.
In 2009, Collins was a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural class of White House interns. During President Obama’s re-election campaign, Collins served as a voter protection attorney and helped manage a GOTV canvassing operation in Virginia and Florida, respectively. He also worked within the Democratic National Committee to organize voters during the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign.
Collins received his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School and studied European Union (E.U.) banking law at King's College London. While in London, he worked in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) legal department of the Northern Trust bank, where he focused on U.S. tax law, Basel III banking reforms, and E.U. investment fund directives for sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors.
Collins received a BS degree in finance and his MBA from Florida A&M University (FAMU), where he served as President of the Student Government Association and as a member of the FAMU Board of Trustees. He also served for two years as Chapter President of the NAACP. While at Boston College, Collins served as the Black Law Students Association's Chapter Vice President.
Prior to his current role as Treasurer of the Washington Bar Association, Collins served as Treasurer of the Association’s Young Lawyers Division, a role for which he was presented the Ronald Jessamy Award for Professionalism. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar and the DC Bar.