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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Michael T. G. Long

Michael T. G. Long



  • Appellate
  • Business Divorce
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Business Litigation

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, U.S.A.


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.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


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)
Areas of Practice

Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Appellate | Business Divorce | Business Litigation | Corporate Investigations & Integrity | Health Care Investigations, Compliance, & Litigation | Health Care Litigation, Investigations & Compliance | Investment Management | Life Sciences | Litigation | Real Estate | White Collar | White Collar Criminal Defense

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Successfully defended a telecommunications company in a bench trial involving breach of contract and quantum meruit claims.

Successfully represented a partner in business dispute concerning a large apartment complex; obtained 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.

Represented a pharmaceutical scientist charged with misbranding pharmaceutical products, including parallel licensing and FDA regulatory matters.

Represented a union official accused of engaging in a kickback scheme, laundering money, and other criminal misconduct.

Represented a heavy-road contractor in the first challenge to the "pay to play" law to reach the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Represented a physician accused of participating in a conspiracy to improperly bill Medicare and Medicaid.

Represented numerous clients in a variety of business divorce matters involving closely held corporations, partnerships, and LLCs, as well as professional firms.

Speaking Engagements

Michael T. G. Long joins a program addressing real-world lobbying issues, how government affairs affects the practice of law, how to better serve clients through government relations, and recognizing the ethical pitfalls of lobbying and the practice of law.

Program description

Join us for an interactive discussion on real world lobbying scenarios that unfold in front of you. Lobbyists will ask both legislators and staffers how they handle real world scenarios and let them play out their reactions and engage in an interactive dialogue to better understand how to advocate your  client’s issues in Trenton. Learn how they react to certain scenarios, how NJSBA's advocacy affects your practice, how you can better serve your clients through the legislative process and do it all without violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Professional Associations

Partners for Women and Justice

Professional Activities and Experience

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2018-2019) - Michael Long
  • Rising Star - Super Lawyers - (2010-2017) - Michael Long
  • Partners in Justice Award - Partners for Women and Justice - Michael Long


NJ 'Pay To Play' Compliance Is More Important Than Ever
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, May 2017

With the 2016 federal elections in the rearview mirror, political eyes around the country are now turning to state and local campaigns for the rest of the year. This is especially true in New Jersey, where the offices of governor and lieutenant governor, as well as all 120 state legislative seats, are up for election in November 2017...

Additional Articles

    An Ounce of Prevention: Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry, April 2, 2009
    Effective November 7, 2009: New York Investment Advisers Subject to New "Pay-to-Play" Rules, November 2009
    New California Law Requires Placement Agents and Some Investment Advisers to Register as Lobbyists, December 16, 2010
    'Pay To Play' Compliance: More Important Than Ever, May 17, 2017
    Pay to Play Deadline: Many Businesses With New Jersey Government Contracts Must File Disclosure Statements By September 28, 2007, September 2007
    Pay-to-Play Deadline Nears, September 24, 2007
    Physician Sunshine Act: Transparency Could be Costly, September 2013
    Read This Before Making Your Next Political Contribution: Pay to Play Legislation Expanded, October 2008
    Read This Before Making Your Next Political Contribution: Pay-to-Play Legislation Expanded, November 17, 2008
    SEC "Pay to Play" Rules Restrict Political Contributions by Investment Advisers, July 22, 2010
    Supreme Court to Settle Bank-Fraud Circuit Split, May 31, 2016
    The Replying Game: Making the Case for Adopting the Fifth Circuit's Use of Particularized Replies in Section 1983 Actions, Fall 2003
    Traps for the Unwary: Pay to Play Risks to Avoid in 2017, May 1, 2017
    U.S. Supreme Court Affirms: Defrauding Bank Customer Is Also Fraud Against Bank, December 14, 2016

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