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John G. Long

Of Counsel

P 214-520-2400
F 214-520-2008


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

  • “Emerging Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics,” National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School 29th Annual Fall Conference, Emerging Legal Issues in Collegiate, International, and Professional Sports, and Esports (Milwaukee, WI., October 12, 2018) (panelist)
  • “Sexual Misconduct and the Role of NCAA Compliance,”  National Association of Athletics Compliance Annual Convention (Washington, D.C., June, 2018) (moderator)
  • “Gender Equity and Title IX:  Best Practices for Equitable Program Benefits,”  School Administrators of South Dakota – Title IX Conference (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April, 2018) (presenter)
  • “The Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics,” National Sports Law Institute Annual Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October, 2016) (panelist)
  • “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 8, 2018
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John Long Discusses Implications of Ohio State's Urban Meyer Investigation

August 8, 2018

John Long discusses implications of Ohio State's investigation into what football coach Urban Meyer regarding former assistant coach Zach Smith’s alleged domestic abuse in "Mike Meltser Gets Legal Insight Into Urban Meyer," published by Mad Radio Sports Radio 610 AM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 31, 2017
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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
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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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Don’t Roll the Dice – Best Practices for a New Era of Legalized Gambling

December 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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The NCAA Moving Forward: The Impact of the Rice Commission Report

May 8, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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NCAA Compliance: Raising the Bar to Prevent Sexual Assault

March 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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New Proposed Title IX Regulations Raise Unique Institutional Concerns For Rights Of Accused
November 20, 2018

As colleges and universities review the Department of Education’s proposed new Title IX regulations revising process by which allegations of sexual misconduct must be handled, they must consider the potential impact of what appears to be clearly greater protections for those accused of sexual misconduct, including student-athletes. Read More

Seventh Circuit Upholds NCAA “Year In Residence” Requirement For Transfers
June 27, 2018

The Seventh Circuit has rejected antitrust claims filed against the NCAA by former Northern Illinois University student-athlete Peter Deppe and upheld the NCAA’s rule delaying the athletic eligibility of student-athletes who transfer to alternate schools without serving a “year in residence” at their new school before becoming eligible Read More

New NCAA ‘Notice to Transfer’ Model Replaces Controversial Permission to Contact Rule
June 18, 2018

The NCAA Division I counsel has acted to formally adopt the highly anticipated proposal that modifies the requirements for an athlete to transfer and to eliminate the NCAA “Permission to Contact” process for Division I athletes. Read More