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John P. Collins

Chicago, Illinois

Phone: (312) 201-8700
Fax: (312) 606-0234
Email: Contact Me

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989


  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, June, 1989
    Juris Doctor

  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champagin, May, 1986
    Bachelor of Science
    Honors: High Honors
    Major: Accountancy

Published Works

  • "A Pragmatic Approach to Funding Bankruptcy Professionals in the Context of Superpriority Administrative Claims." (Co-Author), Annual Review of Bankruptcy Law, 225-248. Deerfield, Illinois: Callaghan & Co., 1991
  • Fletcher Corporate Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Dissolution (Contributing Editor), Vol. I - IV. Deerfield, Illinois: Clark, Boardman & Callaghan

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School, 1999 - Present
  • Lecturer, Annual Sports Law Symposium, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School, 2001 - Present
  • Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago, School of Business Administration, 2002 - Present
  • Sports Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Ethics, Loyola University - Chicago, Graduate School of Business
  • Lecturer, 2001 Intellectual Property Issues in Sports, National Sports Law Institute
  • Lecturer, 2002 Intellectual Property Issues in Sports, National Sports Law Institute
  • Speaker, International Drug Testing, 2002 Sports Lawyer Association Conference
  • Speaker, Ethics in Sport, 2003 Sports Lawyer Association Conference
  • Lecturer, International Sports Law and Business in the 21st Century, 2003 International Association of Sports Lawyers Conference
  • Speaker, International Drug Testing, 2004 Sports Lawyers Association Conference
  • Lecturer, Sports Arbitration and Creating Professional Sports Leagues, HuaQiao University 2004 China - US Sports Law Symposium

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, 2002 - Present
    Member, National Board of Advisors

  • University of Illinois Athletic Board

  • FIFA Legal Committee

  • U.S. Soccer
    General Counsel

  • American Youth Soccer Organization
    Outside General Counsel

  • Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football
    Outside General Counsel

  • United States Olympic Committee
    U.S. Soccer's Liaison

  • USOC Task Force

  • WUSA
    Initial President and Secretary

Past Employment Positions

  • Jenkens & Gilchrist, Chicago, Illinois, Shareholder, 2001 - 2002
  • United States Soccer Federation, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, General Counsel, 1997 - 2001
  • Women's Professional Soccer, LLC, Chicago, Illinois, President, 1999 - 2000
  • Women's Professional Soccer, LLC, Chicago, Illinois, Secretary, 1999 - 2000
  • United States Attorney Office, Chicago, Illinois, Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, 1992 - 1997
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, Illinois, Associate, 1989 - 1991
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, Illinois, Summer Associate/Clerk, 1988 - 1989

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