Jason Collins, a founding partner at Reid Collins & Tsai LLP, is an attorney and CPA who handles complex business and financial litigation with a special emphasis on financial fraud cases, securities matters, insolvency disputes, professional liability matters, and cross-border financial litigation. Jason has managed some of the most prominent financial fraud and insolvency cases in the U.S. and around the world. Jason is known for efficiently managing highly complex matters with an unwavering focus on achieving successful results for his clients.
Jason was selected as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2017-2020, named as a Benchmark Litigation Star for 2021, and listed as a top commercial litigator in Best Lawyers in America for 2021.
Prior to founding Reid Collins & Tsai LLP, Jason was a partner at the law firm of Diamond McCarthy LLP and a structured finance auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he examined and consulted on sophisticated financial transactions. Jason is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of New York, and the State Bar of Texas. Jason received his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. He received his M.S. in Finance and B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University, graduating summa cum laude, finishing as the top student in his class, and serving as a Mays Business School Fellow.
Jason frequently pursues claims on behalf of victims of financial fraud, including companies, hedge funds, and private equity funds. Many of Jason’s representations include working on behalf of trustees and liquidators appointed in the context of formal insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings when the underlying companies or funds have failed. Jason’s representations include the pursuit of claims arising out of the collapse of Enron, Parmalat, Stanford Investment Bank, Petters Group Worldwide, Cornerstone Ministries Investments, USA Capital, Inverworld Inc., Cedar Lane Entertainment Fund, American Pegasus Auto Loan Fund, Hawaii Medical Center, Asyst Technologies, The Money Tree Inc., and iGPS Company LLC.
Additionally, Jason represents governmental entities in connection with financial fraud cases. In some instances, Jason is hired directly to represent the government, such as his representations of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System and the Texas County and District Retirement System. In other instances, he represents whistleblowers who file suit on behalf of defrauded governmental entities (qui tam matters). These matters are filed under seal and provide governmental entities (and thus taxpayers) with the opportunity to recoup damages resulting from financial fraud. Jason’s representations in this regard include serving as lead counsel to a relator who filed financial fraud claims on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Updated Sep 2021