J. Craig Long, a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP since 1993, represents securities broker-dealers, securities exchanges and electronic communications networks (ECNs), and other financial institutions in all facets of securities regulatory and compliance matters. Mr. Long is a member of the firm's Securities, Commodities & Exchange Regulation and Transactional & Securities Practices.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Long served as vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the Chicago (then Midwest) Stock Exchange for many years and was responsible for overseeing the legal and regulatory affairs of the Exchange and its subsidiary clearing houses. He also served a short tenure with the Chicago office of the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to joining the Exchange.
Mr. Long has served on the Securities Advisory Committee, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Illinois, which counsels the Secretary of State and the Illinois Securities Department about pending initiatives affecting the securities industry. He has frequently served as a panelist at industry conferences on broker-dealer compliance issues.
In recognition of his experience, Mr. Long has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Mr. Long received his B.A. degree from Colgate University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.