Director of Legal Strategy
Tom Long joined TURN as Legal Director in 2011, but is not new to TURN. Long served as TURN’s Senior Telecommunications Attorney from 1990 through 2000. Long’s numerous successes at TURN included winning a $50 million judgment against Pacific Bell for customer overcharges and resisting the deregulation of phone rates. As legal director, Long guides TURN’s advocacy on energy, telecommunications and water issues at the CPUC, in the courts and in Sacramento.
Tom returned to TURN in 2011 after 10 years in the government sector. For six years, he was a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco advising City departments and advocating before the CPUC on energy and telecommunications issues. For the four years prior, Tom served as the Legal and Telecommunications Advisor to Commissioner Loretta Lynch of the CPUC, where he gained first-hand experience of the CPUC’s decision-making process. He holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.