Elizabeth Luening Long Director

Elizabeth Long - General Counsel Jobs Philadelphia

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For me, the client always comes first. My past experience as a law firm litigation shareholder instilled in me the importance of understanding my clients' businesses, learning their cultures and listening to their needs. Now, as a recruiter, I help my clients to define their in-house counsel needs and match them with outstanding legal talent.

Elizabeth Long, a Director in our Philadelphia In-House Practice Group, specializes in the recruitment of general counsel, chief compliance officers and other senior attorneys for corporate legal departments as well as not-for-profits and governmental units. She works closely with her clients to understand their needs and identify talent that will grow and thrive with the organization.

Elizabeth and her husband, Eliot, met in law school and reside in Center City, Philadelphia, with their two pug dogs. She is a food, wine and art aficionado as well as an international traveler. When not working, you can usually find her exploring the Philadelphia culinary scene, watching classic movies, listening to jazz or at a yoga class.


Elizabeth joined Major, Lindsey & Africa after 16 years in private practice. She spent the last 12 years at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, where she was a shareholder. Her practice focused on litigation and counseling clients regarding employment and post-employment issues, such as employment agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, business torts and unfair competition. Prior to that, Elizabeth worked as an associate with both Silverman, Bernheim & Vogel and Britt, Hankins, Schaible & Moughan in Philadelphia and was a clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Del Ricci of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker/Author, “It’s a Wonderful Covenant,” Employment Law Inst., April 2016

Speaker/Author, “What Can Be Done When a Key Employee Leaves,” Employment Law Inst., April 2014

Speaker, “Nuts and Bolts of Restrictive Covenant Law,” New Jersey Business Law Journal, April 2013

Speaker, “What are Trade Secrets?”, New Jersey Business Law Journal,  June 2012

Speaker/Author, “Risks and Benefits of Social Media for Employers,” Employment Law Inst., April 2012


Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law: J.D.

Dickinson Journal of International Law, associate editor

Vassar College: B.A., Art History


Women’s Business Enterprise Council, Committee Member

Philadelphia Bar Association’s Women’s Initiative Task Force, Founding Member

Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties, Arbitrator 

Washington Square West Civic Association, Member

Pennsylvania Ballet, former Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Admitted to the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Eastern and Middle Districts of

 Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Third Circuit Court of Appeals