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Kraig B. Long


Kraig B. Long

Kraig B. Long is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on defending employers against claims on diverse employment matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, disability, family leave, wage-and-hour claims, non-competition agreements and harassment.

Kraig also proactively counsels and trains clients regarding employment policies and procedures, as well as methods designed to minimize litigation risk, including accommodating employees with disabilities, managing family and medical leaves, handling harassment complaints, administering discipline and preventing discrimination.

A former officer of the Small Business Law Section of the National Bar Association and an active member of the American, National, Maryland and District of Columbia Bar Associations, Kraig is a frequent speaker and experienced trainer on employment and labor law issues. He has also co-authored several articles for Matthew Bender & Company’s monthly Labor and Employment Bulletin and the Society for Human Resource Management’s Court Report, and he was a contributing editor to The Employment Law Deskbook and the Maryland and Federal Employment Law Manual.

Since 2015, Kraig has been recognized by Maryland Super Lawyers for his work in employment litigation defense and employment and labor law. Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge, he was the co-chair of the employment and labor law group of a full-service Maryland firm. He has also served as senior counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, where he investigated and litigated civil and administrative actions involving violations of federal securities laws.  

Kraig earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and his bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Temple University.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association

  • National Bar Association: Small Business Law Section

Recognition

  • Black Law Student Association Academic Achievement Award

  • Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Civil Procedure

  • Margaret E. Coonan Memorial Award

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for Inclusion in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense (2015-2019)

  • The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award (2019)

  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Alumni Association Award

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Publications

"Has the Fourth Circuit Set the Stage for LGBTQ Protections Under Title VII?," Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Newsletter (Spring 2019).
"Joint Employment Relationships Can Subject Companies to Overtime Liability Under the FLSA," The Small Business Brief (Summer 2011).
"Minnesota Vikings Players Score Big with Tenth Circuit Decision Finding Their State Law Claims Related to Failed Drug Tests Were Not Preempted by Federal Labor Law," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (November 2009).
"A Most Peculiar Predicament: The D.C. Circuit Holds That Undocumented Workers Are Full Fledged Employees Under The National Labor Relations Act," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (Co-Author) (March 2008).
"Background Circumstances: The Evolving Prima Facie Standard in Reverse Discrimination Claims under Title VII," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (Co-Author) (July 2006).
"Avoiding The FMLA's Landmines: Top 10 FMLA Traps And How To Avoid Them," Lorman Education Services (Co-Author) (2006).
"Maryland and Federal Employment Law Manual," American Chamber of Commerce (Contributing Editor) (2007-2013).
"The Employment Law Deskbook," Matthew Bender (Contributing Editor) (2005-2013).
"Sixth Circuit Rules that County Employee Can Be Fired for Extra-Marital Affair," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (Co-Author) (November 2005).
"First Circuit Plots Road Map for Establishing Binding Arbitration Policy," Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin (Co-Author) (July 2005).

Speaking Engagements

"Employee Lifecycle," Miles & Stockbridge, Hot Topics in Employment Law 2016, Baltimore, MD (March 04, 2016).
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