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.
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
- The Ohio State University (J.D. cum laude 2015; Ohio State Law Journal); Brigham Young University (M.S. 2011; B.S. 2010)
- Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Named in Best Lawyers in America as "Ones to Watch" for commercial litigation (2022)
- Judicial extern to: Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Spring 2015) and Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio (Summer 2013)