Wallace Collins is a lawyer in private practice in New York specializing in entertainment and intellectual property law, handling both transactional and litigation matters. His transactional work focuses primarily on structuring and negotiating music, film, television and Internet business deals. His litigation matters encompass representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in copyright and trademark infringement cases as well as general entertainment contract disputes.
Wallace was a teenage songwriter and recording artist for Epic Records and then United Artists before attending Fordham Law School.
In addition to making deals for his clients, Wallace has also won several high-profile litigations, including a copyright infringement case with the largest monetary judgment ever awarded for the use of a single "sample" in the song Whoomp! There It Is.
Wallace has authored numerous articles for legal and trade publications and is a regular contributor to Billboard, Entertainment Law and Finance and The New York Law Journal. He is a frequent speaker on panels, at lectures and at seminars throughout the country on current entertainment business issues as they relate the new technology and the Internet.