Rikisha Collins


Rikisha focuses her practice on corporate law. She served as a summer associate at Cozen O’Connor for two years prior to joining the firm. During her time as a summer associate, she gained valuable experience conducting legal research on state securities and broker dealer registration exemptions and drafting legal memorandum on a wide variety of issues.

Rikisha received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Florida State University where she was inducted in the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. While attending law school, Rikisha served as the managing editor of the Georgetown Journal for Poverty Law and Policy, the special events coordinator for the Black Law Students Association and the communications director for the Women of Color Collective. She received the Cali award for her study of race, law and inequality. Rikisha also served as a student intern for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law in their Fair Housing and Community Development Project.



Compliance With SEC Pay Versus Performance Rules Quickly Approaching

November 04, 2022

Mehrnaz Jalali, Paul Hallgren, and Rikisha Collins discuss the pay versus performance rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 25 in The Legal Intelligencer.

The Final Rule on Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation Has Arrived [Alert]

October 28, 2022

The SEC has adopted the final rule on recovery of erroneously awarded incentive-based compensation.

SEC Revisits Proposed Rule on Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Exec Compensation

September 12, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins discuss the clawback rule proposed in July 2015 that was aimed to strengthen the disclosures and standards for recovery of erroneously awarded compensation by publicly listed companies.

Public Companies Brace Yourselves: SEC Issues Game-Changing Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

April 25, 2022

Mehrnaz Jalali and Rikisha Collins authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the SEC’s proposed rule on climate-related disclosures and the roles that public companies play in addressing climate change and sustainability.

SEC Issues Proposed Rules For Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures [Alert]

March 23, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins discuss the SEC's proposed amendments to Regulation S-K and Regulation S-X to “enhance and standardize registrant’s climate-related disclosures for investors.”

Ceres Guidance for Engaging on Climate Risk Governance and Voting on Directors [Alert]

February 07, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins discuss the top 10 guidance based on TCFD “governance” recommended disclosures and the net-zero company benchmark as well as climate action 100+ net-zero company benchmark indicators.

A Look Back and A Glimpse Forward: The SEC’s Agenda [The Legal Intelligencer]

January 24, 2022

Kathy Jaffari and Rikisha Collins authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer that addresses how the initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 2021 rulemaking agenda were instituted, and discusses what to expect from the SEC in 2022.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2021
  • Florida State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2017
  • Pennsylvania