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John G. Long

Of Counsel
Dallas

P 214-520-2400
F 214-520-2008
John.Long@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

John G. Long is Of Counsel in the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has more than eight years of experience in collegiate sports law as a former university NCAA compliance officer and private practitioner.

Mr. Long counsels institutions, coaches and athletes in a broad range of collegiate sports law matters, including those involving NCAA compliance, the NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP) and Title IX. Mr. Long conducts complex investigations on behalf of universities. Mr. Long represents Division I institutions before the Committee on Infractions and performs proactive services to assist colleges and universities with NCAA compliance. In addition, Mr. Long conducts Title IX compliance reviews and counsels institutions in Office for Civil Rights compliance investigations. 

Mr. Long is a published author on the subjects of NCAA compliance and Title IX and he frequently presents on sports law topics. 

While attending Marquette University Law School, Mr. Long earned the National Sports Law Institute's Certificate of Sports Law and was published in the Sports Lawyers Association Journal. Mr. Long was also a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of Texas

Published Works

  • “How a Recent Appellate Court Decision Views Title IX and Transgender Discrimination,” Employment Law Alliance (May 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “How Schools Should Plan for Transgender Student Participation in Athletics in light of OCR’s Recent Dear Colleague Letter,” Sports Litigation Alert (May 2016) [Author]
  • “Are Student-Athletes Employees and Owed Wages Under FLSA?,” National Law Review (February 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “Why Colleges are Likely to Face More Title IX Lawsuits,” Law360 (February 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “Can Colleges and Universities be Sued for Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Run Afoul of Title IX?,” National Law Review (January 2016) [Author]
  • “Keeping Score on NCAA Student-Athlete Rules:  Can Student-Athletes Receive Pay to Plan an for Use of their Names, Images and Likenesses?,” National Law Review (October 2015) [Author]
  • “High Standards for High School Athletes:  Defamation Law and Tomorrow’s Stars,” Tulane Sports Lawyers Journal, Vol. 16 (Spring 2009) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Maintaining Fairness, Integrity and Safety in Sports,” National Sports Law Institute Annual Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2015) (panelist) 
  • “NCAA Investigations and Outside Counsel’s Role,” Houston Bar Association Lunch and Learn (Houston, Texas, September 2015) (presenter)
  • “The Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics: Legal and Business Issues,” National Sports Law Institute Annual Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2013) (panelist) 
  • “The Tenets of Institutional Control,” Sunbelt Conference Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2012) (presenter)
  • “Hot Topics in College Athletics,” National Sports Law Symposium Hosted by Tulane Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2012) (panelist)

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August 31, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis’ Collegiate Sports and Higher Education Practice Groups Offer Customized Training Programs to Satisfy the NCAA’s New Sexual Assault Training Policy

August 31, 2017

The NCAA Board of Governors has released a new policy governing institutional obligations to educate student-athletes and staff on sexual violence response and prevention. Under the new policy, all colleges and universities must conduct annual education and training for student-athletes and athletics department employees. The NCAA is... Read More

October 4, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Bolsters Its Sports Practice Roster With Addition of John Long in Dallas

October 4, 2016

DALLAS, TX (October 3, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce John G. Long has joined the firm’s Dallas office as Of Counsel.  Mr. Long joins Jackson Lewis from Michael Best & Friedrich, where he was a Senior Counsel member of the firm’s Labor and... Read More

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August 14, 2017

New Sexual Violence Prevention Education Policy Adopted by National Collegiate Athletic Association

August 14, 2017

Coaches, athletics administrators, and student-athletes must be educated in sexual violence prevention under a policy adopted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors on August 8, 2017. The new policy provides that annually, every member institution’s president or chancellor, athletic director, and... Read More

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New Sexual Violence Prevention Education Policy Adopted by National Collegiate Athletic Association
August 14, 2017

Coaches, athletics administrators, and student-athletes must be educated in sexual violence prevention under a policy adopted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Board of Governors on August 8, 2017. Read More

Pacific Pro League To Provide Amateur Football Alternative, Glimpse Of Value Of College Athletes
June 20, 2017

NFL agent Don Yee, longtime representative of Tom Brady, and a list of football notables including ESPN’s Adam Schefter and two-time Super Bowl winning coach Mike Shanahan intend to form the Pacific Pro Football League (“PPFL”) with four teams in the Southern California region and commence league play in the summer of 2018. Read More

National College Players Association Urges Prospective Student-Athletes To Negotiate Scholarship Terms With Colleges
June 16, 2017

The College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) and Executive Director Ramogi Huma’s (Huma) efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team failed when the National Labor Relations Board refused to rule on the legal ability of these student athletes to form a union. Read More