Robert Long is the chair of the Securities Litigation Group. He focuses on shareholder matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and director and officer liability. He is an experienced trial lawyer and has substantial experience as lead counsel in matters regarding shareholder disputes, fiduciary duties, and numerous federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and various banking agencies. Robert also advises corporations on director and officer insurance coverage issues.
Robert is recognized in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America©, and by Lawdragon as one of the “500 Leading Litigators in America.” He frequently publishes and speaks on securities, corporate governance, and director and officer liability and has served as a guest lecturer on securities and corporate governance issues at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and the University of Georgia School of Law. He has been honored by the Burton Awards as a recipient of a “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award.”
Robert graduated from Stanford Law School, where he served as an editor for the Stanford Law Review and class president. He began private practice following a federal district court clerkship.