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Oklahoma Attorney Collin Walke leads Hall Estill's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice Oklahoma Attorney Collin Walke leads Hall Estill's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice

Collin R. Walke

Special Counsel

Collin Walke leads Hall Estill's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. Prior to joining the firm he served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2016 through 2022 as the State Representative for House District 87. Over the past 15 years, Collin has provided regulatory, litigation, and transactional advice to high-net-worth individuals, privately held companies, and healthcare entities.

Collin’s experience in privacy matters range from policy advice to HIPAA, CCPA, and GDPR compliance, and he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US, Certified Information Privacy Manager, and certified Artificial Intelligence systems auditor. While in the House of Representatives, Collin authored comprehensive "opt-in" data privacy legislation to ensure adequate consumer data privacy and protections. 

Collin is a frequent speaker and presenter for various CLEs and conferences and has been interviewed for numerous podcasts.

Education

  • Harvard Business Analytics Program (2022)
    • Nominated for Distinction in Programming and Data Systems
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008)
  • Oklahoma State University (B.A. in Philosophy, 2005)
  • 2022-Present Hall Estill 
  • 2019-2022 Select Legal Services
  • 2015-2019 Rubenstein and Pitts
  • 2013-2015 Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam
  • Former Chairman/Member of the Board of Directors, City Rescue Mission
  • Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Oklahoma City Community College EMS
  • Force 50 Foundation Ambassador 
  • Former Chair, Oklahoma Bar Association Appellate Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy Graduate
  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association Special Committee on Legal Education
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Named a "40 Under 40" by Oklahoma City Gazette
  • Named a "40 Under 40" by the Journal Record 
  • Recipient of the 2022 Legislator of the Year Award from the Oklahoma Association for Justice 
  • Ed Vezey Distinguished Service Award
  • El-Hajj Malike El-Shabazz Courage in Leadership Award
  • TARC Legislative Award
  • Freedom Oklahoma Lawmaker of the Year
  • OBA Mediator of the Year for Family Law
  • OBA Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award
  • OCBA Professional Service Award
  • OCBA Community Service Award
  • "A State Legislator's Perspective on Data Privacy Legislation," International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • "Data Privacy: What is it and why should you care?" Oklahoma Bar Association
  • "Privacy and Tools for the Non-Tech Lawyer," Oklahoma Bar Association
  • "Ethics and Psychology in Mediation: More Important than you Think," Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • "Paragraphs and Indentation: Formatting for Persuasive Writing," Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • "Bench and Bar Relations in the Digital Age," Oklahoma County Briefcase
  • "A Modest Proposal: Do Away with the Oklahoma Discovery Code," Oklahoma Digital Briefcase
  • "Americans with Disabilities Act Basics: What Attorneys Need to Know about the ADA and Representing the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing," Oklahoma Bar Journal