12 Greenway Plaza
Houston, TX 77046
Robert Collier has assisted clients and corporations with a broad range of corporate governance issues within the financial services industry. He currently serves as Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for EZCORP (Nasdaq: EZPW). He is licensed with the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Southern and Eastern District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Previously, Robert served as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Noventis Payments, Inc., an international payments company that processed over $3 billion payments annually.
Before joining Noventis, Robert practiced commercial and regulatory litigation where he served as lead counsel in over 200 civil and regulatory litigation matters. Robert has also served as an associate at Morgan Stanley and PWC in London, UK. Robert received his B.A. from Millsaps College and his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law with a Certificate in International Law at Texas Southern University. Robert clerked for a state judge and U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson and the U.S. Homeland Security Committee. He also externed for US District Court Judge Kenneth Hoyt of the Southern District,
Robert is active in the Houston community. Recently, Robert was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Bar Association (NBA). Robert has served as a Chair of the African American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas, representing the interest of all African American lawyers licensed in Texas. He has also served as a Fellow for the American Bar Association Business Law Section; ABA Cyberspace and Consumer Financial Services committee member; Board Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Houston; Chair of the National Bar Association’s Finance and Fundraising and Communication Law committees; Board Member for the Houston Lawyers Association; Houston Bar Association member; President of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Houston Alumni Association; Houston World Affairs Council; Board Member and Treasurer of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce; Mayor’s International Trade Council; Board Member of City of Houston Business Development, Inc.; National Board Member of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Association and member of the TMSL Academic Blue Ribbon Committee (Co-chair of Career Development Committee); Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation; and Board Member and General Counsel for the 100 Black Men of Houston. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Robert has been awarded the Texas Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award, Texas Rising Star Award, Houston Business Journal 40 under 40 Award, Who's Who of Black Houston Corporate Brass Award, National Bar Association Trailblazer's Award, and the prestigious National Bar Association’s President's Award.