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Colleen is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of product liability, life sciences and commercial litigation. She has served on Reed Smith’s Senior Management Team as Global Chair of Litigation and as Global Head of Legal Personnel. She has also served on the firm’s Executive Committee.


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, 1983, J.D., Comments Editor, Santa Clara Law Review (1982-83)
  • University of California, Davis, 1980, B.A., English, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

  • California

  • Member and Board of Directors, Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Board of Visitors for Santa Clara University School of Law (2010-Present)
  • Board of Governors for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (1996-1997)
  • Chair of the Legislative Referrals Committee of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California (1993)
  • Chair of the Litigation Section Education Committee for the State Bar of California (1992-1993)
  • Trial Practice and Moot Court Center at Santa Clara University School of Law (Advisory Board Member 1993-1995)

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences – Product Liability; Product Liability - Defense
  • Listed, Super Lawyers of Northern California, 2004, 2007-2010, 2013-2016
  • Chambers USA – Product Liability and Mass Torts
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2013-2020
  • Profiled by Law360 in a “Female Powerbrokers Q&A” in November 2013
  • Accepted InsideCounsel’s 2011 Transformative Leadership Award – Economic Empowerment Award for Firmwide Policies on behalf of Reed Smith