Appellate MVP: Covington & Burling's Robert Long

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 7:10 PM EST) -- Some of 2012’s big U.S. Supreme Court decisions relied on arguments made by Covington & Burling LLP partner Robert Long, whose pivotal role in arguing that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was a tax and whose fight against the Federal Election Commission’s restrictions on purportedly indecent speech earned him a spot on Law360’s Appellate MVPs.

Long, who has chaired the firm’s appellate and Supreme Court litigation group for the past decade, led the first of the three-day oral arguments over the Affordable Care Act in...
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