Founding Partner at Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry PLLC and Past President, Nassau County Bar Association
Rick Collins, Esq., is a lawyer dedicated to the nutrition and fitness community and is a partner in the law firm of Collins Gann McCloskey & Barry, based on Long Island, New York. He is internationally recognized as a legal authority in the field of sports nutrition dietary supplements and physical enhancement substances. He represents numerous companies in the natural products space. He has lectured on dietary supplement regulations and sports nutrition legalities throughout the United States and in Canada, China, and Thailand. He serves as General Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and is the official legal advisor to the Pro League of the International Federation of BodyBuilders.
Rick is a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and former personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder. He is the co-author of the popular Alpha Male Challenge, a men’s nutrition and fitness book published by Rodale. He has contributed chapters to several textbooks on sports nutrition and dietary supplements and to a published position paper on creatine monohydrate. A frequent contributor to various health and fitness publications, he is a monthly columnist for the nationally circulated Muscular Development magazine.
His practice and accomplished career have been profiled in periodicals as diverse as the prestigious New York Law Journal and the popular MuscleMag International. Rick has been interviewed as a legal authority in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” (2008) and on national television talk and news shows, in talk radio interviews and by countless online and print publications, including USA Today, ESPN.com, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Salt Lake Tribune, Newsday and Reason magazine.
Rick was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate at Hofstra University. After attending law school on a full academic scholarship and being named to the Law Review, he was admitted to the New York Bar. He is a past President of the Nassau County Bar Association, and Past Editor-in-Chief of its journal, the Nassau Lawyer. To learn more about Rick’s practice in the area of dietary supplements, please go to www.supplementcounsel.com.