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									                                              Nicholas Trott Long

54 Taylor's Lane                                                                       One Turks Head Place
Little Compton, Rhode Island 02837                                                     Suite 380
401-635-2928                                                                           Providence, Rhode Island 02903
                                                                                       401-351-5070
                                                                                       fax 888-610-8915
                                                                                       nicholas@ntlong.com


Education

               Columbia University, New York, New York
               Juris Doctor, June 1972

               Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
               Bachelor of Arts, June 1968

Experience

               Engaged in the private practice of law representing schools, colleges and other
               non-profit organizations and part-time Counsel to Rhode Island College, the
               Community College of Rhode Island and the Commissioner of Higher Education
               November 1991 – Present
               Duties involve counseling, negotiating and litigating on behalf of a wide variety of
               institutions. Representative tasks include:
                      conducting legal audits and developing electronic policy and procedures manuals,
                      conducting investigations of employee misconduct, including research misconduct,
                      negotiating and litigating a variety of local, state and federal administrative disputes before
                       hearing officers, accreditation agencies, trial and appellate courts,
                      negotiating and litigating discrimination claims,
                      negotiating and litigating liability and casualty insurance agreements,
                      negotiating computer hardware and software purchase and maintenance agreements,
                      counseling and litigating a wide variety of institutional-government agreements,
                      negotiating and litigating collective bargaining agreements,
                      negotiating non-compete agreements, and,
                      negotiating and litigating commercial real estate agreements.
               Also, representing, pro bono, applicants for political asylum and others seeking
               adjustment of their immigration status..
               Assistant Attorney General – Special Prosecutions Unit
               Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, January 1991 – November 1991
               Duties involved the investigation and prosecution of persons responsible for the collapse
               of certain Rhode Island credit unions and banks.
Chief Assistant Attorney General — Civil Division and Counsel to the Attorney
General
January 1987 – January 1991
Duties involved leading a staff of 35 in managing all the non-criminal legal responsibilities
of the Department of Attorney General. These included most of the civil litigation
involving the State of Rhode Island, Consumer Protection, Environmental Advocacy, and
Public Advocacy before the Insurance Commissioner, the Public Utilities Commission
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Representative activities included: providing legal counsel to the Governor and other
state officers and directors; representing the state and its employees before state and
federal courts and administrative tribunals; drafting Official Opinions of the Attorney
General; drafting legislation and lobbying for its passage; providing legal counsel to state
boards and commissions; drafting administrative agency rules; drafting and negotiating
state leases and other contracts; representing the Attorney General before citizens'
groups; enforcing the Access to Public Records and Open Meetings laws and assisting in
the internal management of the Department of Attorney General. As Acting Chief of the
Appellate Unit, from May l988 until March l989, directed the four lawyer group
responsible for arguing all criminal appeals before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and
habeas corpus petitions before the Rhode Island Federal District Court.

General Counsel — The University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the
Community College of Rhode Island
June 1979 – December 1986
Duties involved directing all the legal affairs of the institutions.
Representative activities included: developing, refining and overseeing practices and
procedures related to affirmative action and non-discrimination, student discipline,
intellectual property, industry-institutional cooperation, purchasing and insurance;
representing the institutions before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals;
supervising the conduct of litigation assigned to outside counsel; participating in all
phases of University policy-making as a member of the president's staff.

Hearing Officer, Office of Higher Education, State of Rhode Island,
July 1981 – July 1983

Assistant Public Defender, State of Rhode Island,
November 1977 – June 1979

Engaged in the general practice of law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
September 1973 – November 1977

Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
June 1972 – September 1973

Aide, Office of New York Mayor John V. Lindsay
June 1968 – April 1970




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Teaching Experience

               Lecturer, Rhode Island College Program in Nonprofit studies, 2009

               Lecturer, American Council on Education, Leadership Seminars,
               1981 – 1998

               Instructor of Higher Education Law, Department of Human Development, Counseling
               & Family Studies, University of Rhode Island, 1990

               Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Marine Affairs, University
               of Rhode Island, 1980 – 1986

               Instructor of Business Law, College of Business, University of Rhode Island,
               1981 – 1986

               Adjunct Professor of Political Geography, Salve Regina University, in conjunction with
               the Naval War College 1984 – 1986

Publications
               Author, Strategic Legal Planning Through Preventive Law: Managing the College and
                                                                                                       nd
               University Legal Audit, published by College Legal Information, Inc., Nashville,1998; 2
               Ed., 2008.
               Author, I've Been Sued, What Happens Now?, a monograph published by the National
               Association of College and University Attorneys, 2002.
               Contributing author, Managing Overseas Programs and Liability, published by College
               Legal Information, Inc., Nashville, 1999.
               Author, sections on affirmative action and non-discrimination, Legal Deskbook For
               Administrators of Independent Colleges and Universities, published by Baylor University,
               l993, updated, l994, l995, l996, 1997,1998, 1999 and second edition, 2000, updated
               2001, 2002, 2003.
               Author, "The Standard of Proof in Student Disciplinary Cases," 12 Journal of College and
               University Law 71 (1985).

Professional Activities
                    Member, Board of Directors, Mental Health Assoc. of R.I., since 2007
                    Member of Editorial Board, Journal of College and University Law, since 2002.
                    Participant, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education Professional
                     Development Program, Summer 1994
                    Director, Officer, Advisor, International Institute of Rhode Island, since 1990
                    Arbitrator and Mediator, variously with the American Arbitration Association, the
                     Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and the District and Superior Courts of
                     Rhode Island, since 1972
                    Chair and Member, Planning Board, Little Compton, Rhode Island, 1984 – 1985
                    President, Sakonnet Preservation Association, a Little Compton, Rhode Island land
                     trust, 1994 – 1997; Member of Board of Directors l985-2006
                    Member of Governor's Ethics Task Force, 1990 – 1991
                    Book reviewer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1976 – 1985




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