Collin R.Flake


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Collin Flake represents clients in complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. He has worked on matters spanning a wide variety of industries including oil and gas exploration and production, health care, financial services, manufacturing, architecture and engineering, information services, and mortgage lending. He has brought or defended cases involving contractual disputes, business torts, statutory claims, class actions, and bankruptcy.

Collin has experience in all aspects of litigation and has been lead associate in drafting pleadings, discovery, dispositive motion briefing, appellate briefing, and settlement agreements. His extensive experience includes taking and defending depositions and assisting with the examination of witnesses in hearings and at trial.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Collin served as a judicial extern on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. He has published articles in the areas of securities litigation, employment discrimination, and ethics in arbitration. Collin is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and J. Reuben Clark Law Society.


  • Nine Point Energy secures trial victory clearing path for successful reorganization through sale of its assetsJones Day is representing an oil and gas exploration and production company, Nine Point Energy, that is the Debtor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case, leading to the successful ruling from the bench concluding that at least $150 million of the $157 million in liens asserted by Caliber were invalid, thus, clearing the path for the successful reorganization of Nine Point through a sale of its assets.
  • Scott Fetzer obtains judgment against distributor for breach of contractJones Day obtained a judgment on behalf of The Scott Fetzer Company and its unincorporated division, The Kirby Company, against a foreign distributor for breach of contract, recovering lost profits and attorney's fees.
  • ArchEng and Vidaris obtain preliminary injunction against former employee currently working for competitorJones Day, on behalf of ArchEng Holding Company and Vidaris, Inc., obtained a preliminary injunction preventing a former employee from holding essentially the same position with a competitor of Vidaris.
  • Sprint completes private placement of wireless spectrum-backed notesJones Day represented Sprint Corporation, a communications services company, in connection with the issuance by three special purpose, bankruptcy-remote, wholly owned subsidiaries of Sprint (the Issuers) of $3.5 billion of Series 2016-1 3.36% Senior Secured Notes, Class A-1 (the Notes) in a private transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    Third Party Funding in Domestic Arbitration: Champerty or Social Utility?, 70 Disp. Resol. J. 109

    Contrary to Popular Opinion: Why the Sixth Circuit's Omnicare Decision Should Be Reversed, 76 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 125

    Getting to Deuce: Professional Tennis and the Need for Expanding Coverage of Federal Antidiscrimination Laws, 17 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 51

    Advantage Men: The Sex Pay Gap in Professional Tennis, 48 Int'l Rev. Soc. Sport 366