Matthew C. Long is a partner at Moore & Lee, LLP. Since joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Long has represented owners, contractors, and developers in construction disputes. He has also represented clients in complex government contract disputes and commercial litigation. Mr. Long has successfully litigated matters before the courts of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as multiple federal courts. He has also successfully arbitrated numerous construction and commercial disputes.
Mr. Long graduated, cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law. While a law student, Mr. Long served as a notes editor on the George Mason Law Review and was a two-time moot court competition winner. He also interned at the Fairfax County Circuit Court and participated in cases before the Supreme Court of the United States as a member of the Mason Supreme Court Clinic. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Long worked at law firms specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Long worked as a summer associate at Moore & Lee during the summer of 2011.
- J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2012, Cum Laude
- B.A., University of Mary Washington, 2008
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Mr. Long is a member of the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Section and Forum on Construction Law. Mr. Long is also a member of the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Notable Cases and Work
- Obtained $3.6 million arbitration judgment on behalf of government contractor in dispute concerning the acquisition of a business division from a separate contractor.
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of government contractor in a $10 million dispute concerning allegations of breach of contract and fraud arising from a software licensing finance agreement.
- Served for over a year as the on-site attorney for a $1.4 billion infrastructure project located in Northern Virginia. Work performed included reviewing and revising change order proposals, drafting and negotiating project-related agreements, and analyzing correspondence and schedule submissions for contract compliance.
- Obtained plea in bar judgment dismissing $1.5 million subcontractor lawsuit due to lack of necessary licensure.
- Obtained arbitration award in favor of residential property developer and against contractor in dispute concerning differing site conditions.
- Obtained judgment in favor of a grounds maintenance subcontractor in dispute with government prime contractor, and successfully defended appeal thereof to the Supreme Court of Virginia.