R. Collins Kilgore

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Collins Kilgore represents clients in a variety of complex business litigation matters in the consumer goods and healthcare industries involving contract disputes, business torts, consumer class actions and mass torts, Proposition 65 claims, and false claims litigation. Collins also has experience conducting internal investigations, managing complex eDiscovery needs, and advising clients on regulatory compliance.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D.
  • Hendrix College, B.A., Philosophy
  • Represented leading retailers and manufacturers in the food and beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries—matters include putative class actions and mass actions alleging false advertising and consumer protection claims, alleged Proposition 65 violations, business disputes involving breach of contract and interference with contract claims, EPA compliance and reporting, and product liability.
  • Advised retailers and manufacturers in drafting supplier contracts, managing indemnity and contract disputes and negotiations, and maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Defended large retirement and welfare benefit plans against class-action and nationwide claims of alleged fiduciary breaches and other ERISA violations.
  • Represented a national insurer in qui tam action asserting False Claims Act violations and in government investigation.
  • Defended national health insurers in litigation over payment disputes and alleged unfair competition.