Alexis Collins is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests focus on homeland security, national security, and cybersecurity issues.
She spent most of her career in public service in various positions within the Department of Justice. Most recently, she was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security and a Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section in the National Security Division. During that time, she assisted in the supervision and oversight of international and domestic terrorism cases and cyber-related terrorism investigations, and in the training of the National Security Cyber Specialist network in U.S. Attorney Offices throughout the country. She also served as a Trial Attorney in the Counterterrorism Section where she investigated and prosecuted international terrorism cases brought nationwide, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. She has taught cyber law at Georgetown University Law Center as part of its National Security LLM program.
Alexis is currently a litigation partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, focusing on cybersecurity and data privacy, civil litigation, and criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. She earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and B.A. from Oberlin College. After law school, she served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable John R. Padova in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.