Rory Collins represents clients in complex and high-stakes litigation. He focuses on defending companies against class actions, including consumer fraud and employment misclassification claims. He also has experience with securities, shareholder, ERISA and franchise litigation.


Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Hon. Lorna G. Schofield, 2016-2017
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Ann D. Montgomery, 2016-2016


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
J.D. Order of the Coif, Supervising Editor of California Law Review (2015)

Carleton College
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta kappa (2010)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers
  • Spotlight on Benefits – a blog offering practical insight on legal developments which impact benefit plans

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Rory maintains an active pro bono practice. As part of the Volunteer Lawyers Network Housing Court Project, Rory has successfully litigated eviction cases, tenant remedies actions and expungement motions. He also has represented criminal defendants on appeal as a special assistant public defender.

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association — Minnesota Chapter

Civic Activities

  • Carleton College — Alumni Annual Fund, Class Agent
  • City Stay – Board Member, 2012-16


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2022-24; "Ones to Watch," Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2023-24; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Class Action, 2023
  • Great North Innocence Project — Pro Bono Champions of the Year, 2023
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-16, 2018-19
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