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John G. Long

Of Counsel

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John G. Long


John G. Long is Of Counsel in the Houston, 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

  • “Hot Topics in Sports Law,”  Sports Law CLE at South Texas College of Law – Houston (Houston, TX, June, 2019) (moderator)
  • “Sports Wagering Education,”  National Association of Athletics Compliance Annual Convention (Orlando, FL, June, 2019) (moderator)
  • “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)