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Emily Willis Collins is a commercial litigation attorney in Greenberg Traurig’s Austin office. Emily focuses her practice primarily on general and commercial litigation, including antitrust litigation and compliance and complex business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk to Judge David Godbey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Before law school, Emily taught middle school social studies in the Rio Grande Valley with Teach For America.


  • Breach of contract claims
  • Pre-litigation counseling
  • Business strategy advice
  • Antitrust litigation
  • Advising clients on antitrust pre-merger notification requirements
  • Preparing and submitting U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Act filings



  • Obtained summary judgment in Southern District of New York on behalf of major grocery retailer with decision affirmed on appeal by Second Circuit.
  • Currently representing the nation’s largest natural and organic grocery store chain in a class action in the District of Columbia involving non-payment of bonuses. 
  • Social Studies Teacher & Humanities Team Lead, IDEA Alamo College Preparatory, 2011-2013
  • Student Attorney, Juvenile Justice Clinic, The University of Texas School of Law, 2016
  • Legal Intern, The Office of State Representative Elliot Naishtat, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2022-2024
    • Appellate Practice, 2022-2024
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2022-2023
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2022, 2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2022-2023
  • Listed, Austin Monthly Magazine, "Top Attorneys in Austin, 2020-2022
    • Rising Stars, 2020


  • Associate, Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court, 2019-Present 
  • Member, Austin Young Lawyers Leadership Academy, 2019
  • Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
    • Member, Young Lawyer Task Force, 2023-2024
  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association


  • Member, The Junior League of Austin, Texas, 2015-Present


  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2016
    • Chancellor-at-Large
    • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Curriculum Coordinator and Volunteer, UT Youth Court
  • B.A., with highest honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hon. David C. Godbey, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2016-2017
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Spanish, Conversational