Samuel T. Long

Biography

Samuel is an associate in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Department and a member of the Labor Practice Group. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, health care and natural resources.

He devotes a large proportion of his practice to representing management in employment litigation. Specifically, he focuses on defending companies and supervisors in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, tort and contract cases before federal and state courts and civil rights agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and West Virginia Human Rights Commission.

In addition, Samuel also advises clients in labor disputes, including collective bargaining, strikes and lockouts, and in arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He has also assisted in assessing the impact of potential mergers and acquisitions on an employer’s existing workforce.

During his time in law school, Samuel served as a law clerk with the National Treasury Employees Union in Washington, DC, where he assisted in legal research and the drafting of briefs filed with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding complex labor issues. He was also an articles editor for the “Public Contract Law Journal,” which focuses exclusively on state and federal government contracting.

Education

  • George Washington University Law School  (J.D., 2015)
  • University of Virginia  (B.A., 2010)
    • Foreign Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of West Virginia