Financial Institutions Lawyer Arthur Long Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

February 1, 2013

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Arthur Long has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner.  Previously a partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Long will continue his law practice focusing on the regulation of banks and other financial institutions.

“We are delighted to welcome Arthur to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “The Dodd-Frank Act and its implementing regulations, such as the Volcker Rule, go well beyond the traditional boundaries of banking regulation and affect a broad segment of our clients.  His addition will enhance our ability to advise our clients in these important and evolving areas.”

“Arthur is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Steven Shoemate, Co-Partner in Charge of the firm’s New York office.  “He is one of the leading bank regulatory lawyers in the country, and his practice will complement our existing strengths in M&A, capital markets, enforcement and compliance.  Arthur is highly regarded by the financial institutions community and has advised a large number of leading U.S. and foreign banks.  He will be an exceptional resource for our clients.”

About Arthur S. Long

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, Long practiced with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP for 16 years.  He 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.