Ekaterina (Katya) G. Long

Associate Attorney

Ekaterina (“Katya”) G. Long is an experienced complex commercial trial lawyer. She focuses her practice on banking and finance litigation, partnership and ownership disputes, and trade secret litigation. Katya litigates breach of contract, fraud, theft of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, and business disparagement, among others. Katya has substantive experience in anti-SLAPP litigation, obtaining a dismissal of business and commercial lawsuits at the pre-trial level.

She is known for providing effective and efficient client service. Clients hire Katya when they need a tenacious and sophisticated counsel who is aligned with their business goals and who can deliver desired results in an ethical manner.

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • The University of Dallas, B.A., English and Business, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2016
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Languages

  • Russian
  • French

Professional and Community Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Wall Street Women
  • Associate, William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, 2019–Present
  • Associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, 2017–2018
  • Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Expert Analysis Column, Clearer Rule On Witness Compensation Disclosure Is Needed, Law360, June 12, 2018
  • Presentation, Contractor Liability for Injuries on Construction Sites, Cooper & Scully’s 13th Annual Construction Symposium, January 26, 2018
  • Presentation, Allocation and Other Insurance, Cooper & Scully’s 24th Annual Insurance Seminar, April 7, 2017
  • Presentation, Chapter 151: Revisiting the Texas Anti-Indemnity Act, Cooper & Scully’s 12th Annual Construction Symposium, January 27, 2017
  • Article, Analysis: ERISA Fee Litigation in 2016, co-author with James R. Griffin, The Texas Lawbook (2017)
  • Article, The Law of Intangible Assets: The Philosophical Underpinnings of Trade Secret Law in the United States, 19 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 125 (2016)
  • Article, Little Known and Little Utilized Provisions of the General Liability Policy-Part 2, co-author with R. Brent Cooper
  • Note, The “Reasonable Certainty” Standard for Patent Claim’s Definiteness: The Standard’s Backdrop and Its Effect on the Balance of Power in Patent Infringement Actions, 18 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 59 (2015)