On September 16, 2016, Chicago partner Daniel J. Collins was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in the country.

Dan represents companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in government and regulatory inquires, conducting internal investigations, and handling other complex litigation matters. A formal federal prosecutor, he has considerable experience working with federal and state prosecutors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other regulatory agencies.

He joins Thomas F. Campion, Lawrence J. Fox, Gordon B. Nash, Alfred W. Putnam, and Kenneth A. Murphy as a fellow.

Founded in 1950, the College comprises the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship.

The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to the fellowship from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute people accused of crimes and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province, and there are currently approximately 5,700 members in the United States and Canada.