Nicholas A. Long Photo

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Nick serves as the Practice Management Partner for Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group. In his role, Nick regularly counsels private equity funds and their portfolio companies, large corporations, and closely-held businesses on sophisticated M&A and joint venture transactions in a wide range of industries, and also serves as general corporate counsel for a variety of clients.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, 1999, J.D., Managing Editor, Wisconsin International Law Journal; Secretary, Moot Court Board
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995, B.A., with distinction

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin (inactive status)

  • Member, American Bar Associations
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Awards & Recognition

  • Nick was selected by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2009, 2011 - 2013.