George Washington University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1977)
Brown University B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1967

Margery A. Colloff


  • New York
  • 120 Broadway
  • 32nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10271
  • 212.238.3068

Margery A. Colloff joined Emmet after 25 years at White & Case LLP where she headed the Corporate Trust practice worldwide, working in their Hong Kong and New York offices.  During her career she has represented virtually every major New York bank trustee.  Ms. Colloff has expertise in international debt restructuring and corporate finance on behalf of bondholders, indenture trustees, institutional investors, lenders, insurance companies, collateral agents and administrative agents.  Ms. Colloff also has extensive experience representing trustees and agents primarily in international finance, corporate trust, project finance, structured finance, secured transactions, and Trust Indenture Act (TIA) transactions, and counsels clients on trustee litigation, compliance issues and fraud detection.  Ms. Colloff has represented indenture trustees in dozens of the largest out of court restructurings and groundbreaking cases in the United Kingdom, Asia and South America.

“We give clients our personal and undivided attention which means we respond with the answers they need in a timely manner”


United States Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1983
New York, 1982
District of Columbia, 1977



George Washington University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1977)
Brown University B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1967

Professional Activities

District of Columbia Bar Association
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
American Bar Association
ABA Corporate Finance Special Committee on Indenture Trustees


At the 2005 ABS Eastern Conference, Ms. Colloff was a speaker on "Mitigating Fraud in Mortgage-Backed Securities".
Ms. Colloff moderated a RAND Corporation anti-money laundering seminar in Washington, D.C. in 2005 for officials from the Justice Department, CIA, and International Monetary Fund.
She was a speaker on "Chapter 9: Municipal Defaults" at the 2010 American Bankers Association's Capital Markets Corporate Trust meeting.


"Role of the Trustee in Mitigating Fraud in Structured Financings" in The Journal of Structured Finance (Winter 2005).

Community Involvement

RAND Corporation Advisory Board on Infrastructure, Environment and Homeland Security
Former Board Member of Board of Directors of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield
George Washington University Law School Alumni Board


New York City Superlawyer since 2005.