Robert Long is a partner who practices in the areas of appellate litigation, antitrust, and administrative law. He chairs Covington's Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group. Mr. Long has argued 18 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and has played a substantial role in the briefing or oral argument of more than 150 appeals. Named a Legal “Champion” by the National Law Journal and an “Appellate MVP” by Law360, he is recognized as a leading appellate lawyer in numerous publications, including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Legal 500. He has been described as “a great oral advocate” (Chambers 2014) and “a brilliant lawyer” who “gets tremendous respect from the court” (Chambers 2013). He was a law clerk to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. From 1990 to 1993, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. Mr. Long is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.