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Colton D. Long

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5849
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Colton Long is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office, focusing his work on litigation. Mr. Long has considerable experience litigating and advising on claims or disputes brought under Title VII (and state law equivalents), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various whistleblower statutes. He also litigates and advises employers on general contract, non-compete, and executive compensation disputes. As a devoted advocate and litigator, Mr. Long prides himself on providing thorough and high quality services to employers, large and small.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Long was awarded a 2016 Minnesota “Rising Star” designation by Super Lawyers magazine, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys practicing in each state for excellence in practice.

Before practicing, Mr. Long served as a judicial intern for the Honorable John A. Jarvey of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson, Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Colton Long is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw’s Chicago office, focusing his work on litigation. Mr. Long has considerable experience litigating and advising on claims or disputes brought under Title VII (and state law equivalents), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various whistleblower statutes. He also litigates and advises employers on general contract, non-compete, and executive compensation disputes. As a devoted advocate and litigator, Mr. Long prides himself on providing thorough and high quality services to employers, large and small.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Long was awarded a 2016 Minnesota “Rising Star” designation by Super Lawyers magazine, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of attorneys practicing in each state for excellence in practice.

Before practicing, Mr. Long served as a judicial intern for the Honorable John A. Jarvey of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa and the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson, Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction (2012)

  • B.A., Luther College, cum laude (2009)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Minnesota

Courts

  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Presentations

  • “How to Be a Super Sleuth: Preparing and Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations,” Wisconsin State SHRM Conference, Madison, WI (October 16, 2016)
  • “The Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Ruling,” Ultimate Software, Minneapolis, MN (September 29, 2015)
  • “Effective and Legally Compliant Record Retrieval in Internal Investigations,” Minnesota CLE Employment law Institute, St. Paul, MN (May 18, 2015)

Publications

  • “What Obergefell Means for Employers,” The Labouring Oar, Federal Bar Association (Fall 2015)
  • “Managing electronic Evidence, Documents, and Other Information,”  Minnesota Continuing Legal Education’s Internal Employment Investigations Handbook, 1st Edition, Chapter 2 (May 2015)

Accolades

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Minnesota (2016)