Elisebeth Collins

Elisebeth Collins

Former General Counsel, WWE; Former Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Caterpillar Inc.; Former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice

Ms. Collins has more than twenty years of global experience, including as the General Counsel of a publicly traded company, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a Fortune 100 company, and a senior government official. 

Ms. Collins most recently was the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of WWE, Inc., a publicly traded sports entertainment company. There, she provided advice and counsel on all legal issues, participating as a key member of the company's senior leadership team. She was previously at Caterpillar Inc. as a Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. At Caterpillar, Ms. Collins led teams of well over 100 legal and compliance professionals around the world. Her teams provided legal and compliance advice across a wide range of issues, including commercial, compliance, employment, securities, disclosures, corporate governance, internal investigations, data privacy, technology development, tax, and M&A. Ms. Collins also led global trade compliance and litigation. In 2021, Ms. Collins served as a Managing Director of a Caterpillar subsidiary while working in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining Caterpillar, Ms. Collins was the Lead Counsel, Autonomous Systems Division, at The Boeing Company. 

Ms. Collins has also served in numerous roles in the United States government, most recently from 2012-2018 as a Board Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a national security oversight agency. She was twice unanimously confirmed to that position by the U.S. Senate. Ms. Collins also served four years at the United States Department of Justice and was unanimously confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy in 2008. At the Department of Justice, she provided daily counsel to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on a wide range of issues, including civil and criminal law, national security, and judicial nominations. She also served as the Department’s Regulatory Policy Officer. Ms. Collins also served in 2009 as Republican Chief Counsel, Supreme Court Nominations, for the U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary.

Ms. Collins has also worked as a law firm Partner, Counsel, and Associate at a litigation boutique, mid-size firm, and global full-service firm.

Ms. Collins clerked for the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman, Senior Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and for Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


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