U.S. Senate Approves Brandon Long ’95 for Federal Judgeship

Posted December 14, 2023 / Last updated December 20, 2023

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Jesuit is proud to congratulate Brandon Long ’95 on the approval of his nomination to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Long’s appointment reflects his individual achievements while underscoring the profound impact of a Jesuit education focused on forming men for others.

Long’s formative years at Jesuit laid the groundwork for his illustrious journey in the legal realm. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy lauded the decision, highlighting Long’s extensive experience and profound understanding of the law. “[Long has] the experience and knowledge of the law to rule fairly on cases that come before the bench,” commented Cassidy.

Long’s impressive legal journey speaks for itself. After earning his law degree from Duke University School of Law, he commenced his career at the King & Spalding law firm in 2005. In 2010, Long made the significant move to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., trying an impressive 27 criminal cases. His tenure in New Orleans with the U.S. Attorney’s Office spanned six years, two of which he spent as the deputy chief of the narcotics unit.

A few months ago, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Long for the esteemed position, marking the final step before his recent U.S. Senate confirmation. Even before the confirmation vote by the full Senate, Long’s nomination had garnered widespread support, echoing his qualifications and dedication to the legal field.

Long’s nomination is a testament to the school’s commitment to cultivating leaders who carry the school’s mission into the larger world. The school community looks forward to witnessing his continued contributions as a public servant.