Michael T. G. Long Partner

New YorkNew Jersey
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Recognized for his tenacity, creativity, and sound judgment in the courtroom, Mike is a trusted advisor who knows when to negotiate a solution and when to fight. In his white collar practice, Mike conducts internal investigations and handles matters involving allegations of bribery and public corruption, criminal antitrust and international cartel violations, criminal tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, and health care fraud. His practice also includes complex commercial litigation, including civil RICO claims, business divorce matters, and state and federal appeals. He has extensive experience advising clients on campaign finance law, particularly on “pay to play” political contribution restrictions.

Mike is deeply committed to serving the community. He devotes considerable time to pro bono legal services for victims of domestic violence, and is a strong advocate for the reform of the prison, parole, and juvenile justice systems.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James R. Zazzali of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Representative Engagements

Successfully defended a telecommunications company in a bench trial involving breach of contract and quantum meruit claims.
Represented partner in business dispute concerning large apartment complex, successfully obtaining judgment in excess of $50 million against defendant managing partner for civil racketeering offenses, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breaches of the partnership agreement and partnership law.
Represented an executive of a multinational company accused of participating in an international price-fixing conspiracy.
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Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2010–2017) – Recognized as a “Rising Star” for white collar criminal defense.

  • Partners for Women and Justice – 2014 Partners in Justice Award Recipient.

  • Senior Editor, DiversityIsNatural.com.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Pay-to-Play: Impact on Public Purchasing,” Rutgers Public Purchase Education Forum, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 30, 2014 (Speaker)

  • "Sunshine Act Transparency May Be Costly: Understanding Key Provisions and Enforcement Implications of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act ," West LegalEdcenter Webinar, November 5, 2013 (Speaker)

  • "Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations," Lorman Education Services Seminars, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, September 10, 2013 (Speaker)

  • "Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations," Lorman Education Services Seminars, East Hanover, New Jersey, February 20, 2013 (Speaker)

  • "Pay to Play 101," New Jersey Legislators and State House Staff Presentation, Trenton, New Jersey, September 21, 2012 (Speaker)


'Pay To Play' Compliance: More Important Than Ever
Law360, May 17, 2017
Michael Long
Traps for the Unwary: Pay to Play Risks to Avoid in 2017
Lowenstein Sandler Client Alert, May 1, 2017
Michael Long
U.S. Supreme Court Affirms: Defrauding Bank Customer Is Also Fraud Against Bank
White Collar Criminal Defense Client Alert, December 14, 2016
Michael Long, Michael Kaplan
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Press Mentions

In Law360Michael T.G. Long discusses the Monmouth County Superior Court’s entry of a preliminary injunction allowing Ocean Grove, NJ-based pro bono client QSpot LGBT Community Center to maintain its lease while pursuing claims that its landlord acted out of anti-LGBT bias in seeking to evict the organization. Steven M. Rosato is also highlighted for his representation of the client. , Law360 , April 6, 2017
Michael T.G. Long comments in Institutional Investor Magazine on political contributions from investors in the hedge fund industry. , Institutional Investor Magazine , July 28, 2016
Michael Himmel, Michael T.G. LongJamie Gottlieb Furia and Joseph Fischetti are mentioned in Law360 regarding their successful representation of NJ’s Division of Investments on behalf of shareholders of Cliffs Natural Resources against Cliffs and certain of its officers. An $84 million settlement was recently announced. , Law360 , February 8, 2016
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Related Areas

Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Business Divorce
Corporate Investigations & Integrity
Investment Management
Life Sciences
White Collar Criminal Defense


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 2004 ) , summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Senior Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
Boston College ( B.A. , 2000 )

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Partners for Women and Justice