Tim Long, ’88, is the co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig.

Tim Long, ‘88, has deep experience litigating complex labor and employment issues, having served as lead counsel in multiple class, collective, and representative actions and advising on dozens more. Long is the co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Sacramento office. 

Long’s clients include a variety of financial institutions and entities, healthcare-related entities, airlines, retailers, high-tech companies, and transportation and logistics companies. Long also advises private investment funds and their partners in disputes concerning the management of funds, removal of non-performing members, and conflicts involving portfolio companies. 

He has litigated virtually every wage-and-hour issue there is, including exemption, incentive compensation, independent contractor, off-the-clock, meal and rest, pay practice, and PAGA claims. He has also litigated a wide variety of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Long has both prosecuted and defended employers in trade secrets and unfair business practices litigation.  

Long advises businesses on employment litigation and other types of claims. He litigates employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims, as well as matters involving trade secrets. He provides counsel on many corporate matters and often advises entertainment industry employers on emerging issues. 

Long also represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and Employment Development Department (EDD). He also conducts workplace investigations and audits. 

Long is one of the few lawyers to have tried a class action to verdict, achieving a complete defense verdict, which he protected on appeal. He has also argued before several California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the Washington State Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and has taken a case to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Long is a cherished friend of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, deeply involved in its community. He plays a vital role as an active member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, currently serving as vice president. Additionally, Long generously mentors first-year law students through the McGeorge Alumni Mentor Program. His firm, alongside Long himself, shows remarkable support for the Jeffrey K. Poilé Memorial Endowed Scholarship and various McGeorge events. Furthermore, Long dedicates his time to the OCI (On-Campus Interviews) Program, where he assists McGeorge students in honing their interview skills. 

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.   

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.