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

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 Employment Relations Practice Group and Chairman of the NCAA and Athletic Compliance Practice. He has extensive experience advising higher education institutions on compliance with NCAA, NAIA and Title IX regulations concerning college athletes and athletic programs.

“John has valuable insight into the diverse issues facing the collegiate sports world, and the unique perspective he brings as a former Director of Athletics Compliance and a former private practitioner will be invaluable to our client base,” said Phoenix Office Managing Principal Gregg E. Clifton, who leads Jackson Lewis’ Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group with Boston Principal Paul V. Kelly.

“There is a significant professional and amateur sports population in Texas, and we have long been looking for someone to bolster our roster in the state,” added Kelly. “Given John’s professional reputation and deep, practical experience in the sports world, we are confident we have found the right person to grow our Texas presence.”

“We look forward to combining John’s resources with our current capabilities in Dallas to help our clients navigate every stage of the compliance process,” said Paul E. Hash, Dallas Office Managing Principal.

Prior to joining Michael Best & Friedrich, Mr. Long owned a sports law firm where he specialized in investigations, NCAA infractions representation, NCAA and Title IX compliance reviews, Academic Performance Program Data Reviews and Athlete-Agent matters.  Mr. Long also worked in NCAA and legal compliance for Division I institutions, where he directed all facets of NCAA compliance operations, led investigations of NCAA and sports-law matters, worked with the Office for Civil Rights on Title IX matters and conducted compliance and risk management reviews.    

Mr. Long received his B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from Marquette University Law School, where he received the National Sports Law Institute’s Certificate of Sports Law. 

Jackson Lewis’ Dallas office can be reached at (214) 520-2400.

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About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of practice areas provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship.

Jackson Lewis is a leader in educating employers about the laws of equal opportunity and, as a firm, understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities it serves.

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Principal
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Principal
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John G. Long

John G. Long
Of Counsel
Dallas

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