Arthur Long is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice Group and a member of the Securities Regulation Practice Group. Mr. Long focuses his law practice on financial institution regulation, advising on the regulatory aspects of M&A transactions; bank regulatory compliance issues; Dodd-Frank issues, including the regulation of systemically significant financial institutions (SIFIs) and related heightened capital and liquidity requirements; resolution planning; and Volcker Rule issues with respect to bank proprietary trading and private equity/hedge fund operations. He also has significant experience with bank securities offerings and issues particular to foreign banks operating or seeking to operate in the United States. He is the author of The Financial Services Regulation Deskbook, the Practising Law Institute treatise on the Dodd-Frank Act.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Long practiced with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP for 16 years. During the Financial Crisis, he provided advice in connection with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s emergency loan to American International Group, Inc.; Her Majesty’s Treasury’s plan to provide support to the U.K. banking system, including obtaining relief from the U.S. Bank Holding Company Act for the U.K.-government controlled company that was the majority shareholder of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and Lloyds Banking Group plc; Morgan Stanley’s becoming a bank holding company; and Citigroup’s proposed rescue of Wachovia Corporation.
Mr. Long served as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from 1997 to 1998 and to Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit from 1993 to 1994. In 1993, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Supreme Court Editor for Harvard Law Review. He received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1989.