Brian Long - McDermott Will & Emery


Brian Long focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on cybersecurity.

While in law school, Brian was lead articles editor for the SMU Law Review.

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  • Managing legal aspects of a client’s data breach response including insurance, hiring and directing forensic investigators, discovery, and required consumer and state attorney general notifications
  • Managing multiple cybersecurity maturity and risk assessments (based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework) under attorney-client privilege and provide legal analysis and counseling on responding to assessment results
  • Assisting a tier 1 Payment Industry Card (PCI) merchant in preparation for its Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)-provided Report on Compliance (ROC) by advising on managing significant changes and risks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic requiring work-from-home conditions

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SMU Dedman School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, valedictorian, 2019
University of Texas at Dallas, BA, cum laude, 1998