• 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

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of an antitrust, unfair competition, and patent invalidity action against a biopharmaceutical corporation.

  • Represented client alleged to have misappropriated and misused a competitor’s proprietary software code.

  • Advised music industry client in an employment dispute with a Grammy Award–winning artist.

  • Represented developer alleged to have violated his duty of loyalty to his real estate partnership.

  • Obtained judgment on behalf of biopharmaceutical corporation alleged to have violated the terms of a merger agreement.

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  • 2nd Circ. Libor Ruling Won’t Slow Cross-Border Enforcement,” Law360 (July 25, 2017).
  • “Can a Corporation Be Liable for Being a Victim of Fraud?” Daily Journal (October 30, 2015).
  • Mr. Long is the co-author of two chapters in the 2016 edition of Entertainment Law and Litigation (direct copyright infringement and secondary liability).
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Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit