• Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2014), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Dean's Award in Constitutional Law; Dean's Award in Corporate Crime; Articles Editor, Duke Law Journal
  • Yale University (B.A., Music, 2009)


  • Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

John Long is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP. Mr. Long’s practice focuses on media and entertainment litigation, complex business litigation, and IP litigation. Prior to joining Irell, he served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Long earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where he was elected Order of the Coif and received Dean's Awards in Constitutional Law and Corporate Crime. Additionally, he served as Articles Editor for the Duke Law Journal. Mr. Long earned his B.A. in Music from Yale University.

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Representative Matters

  • Advised music-industry client in a contract dispute with a Grammy-Award winning artist.
  • Represented real-estate developer in a partnership dispute.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of an antitrust and patent invalidity action against a biopharmaceutical corporation.
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  • Mr. Long is the co-author of two chapters in the forthcoming 2016 edition of Entertainment Law and Litigation (direct copyright infringement and secondary liability).
  • “Can a Corporation Be Liable for Being a Victim of Fraud?” Daily Journal (October 30, 2015).
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Bar Admissions

  • California