Mr. Long was previously an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he practiced in the litigation department, and a litigation associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Having started his legal career in public service as a clerk for a district court judge, he embraced the new opportunity with RPLG as a return to public service.
“I always wanted to chart a path back to public law and serving public entities,” Long said. “Part of what I love is the breadth of law that public entities encounter and the complexity of challenges they face, as well as the opportunity to encounter constitutional law.”
Mr. Long’s resume includes trial experience, as well as securing dismissals of false claims, taking and defending depositions, leading expert reports, drafting and answering complaints, and facilitating settlement negotiations.
“I am really excited to be under Louise Renne’s leadership: to work for such a legend in the industry, and to be affiliated with a growing practice that represents good government,” Long said.
“Ian is a fantastic lawyer, and will add depth to our growing bench,” stated RPLG Partner Arthur Hartinger. “He embraces our mission to advocate for local agencies and to honor public service. And he’s a surfer too!”
Mr. Long clerked for the Hon. William B. Shubb of the Eastern District of California. He holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a J.D. from Duke Law School, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal, participated in the Children’s Law Clinic and coached middle school mock trial.
RPLG practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions.