PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2016) - Toni Long, principal at The Long Law Group, PC, today announced that Cristina D. Hernandez has joined the firm as a partner to head up its new Litigation Practice Group. Cristina brings to the firm over 20 years of business and employment litigation experience representing corporations in complex business disputes, including internal investigations, securities matters, class actions, employment arbitrations, and partner disputes. She has practiced law throughout the nation including in Massachusetts and Wisconsin.

Founded in 2009, The Long Law Group is a woman and minority-owned law firm representing clients, nationwide, from startups to family-owned businesses to middle-market companies. The Long Law Group effectively represents clients in many areas of legal practice, including corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, sports and entertainment, employment, and business litigation.

Cristina has received numerous honors throughout her career, including being named the Latina Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association in 2009 and serving as the President of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association that same year. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Securities Litigation and Commercial Litigation each year since 2012. Cristina earned her law degree from Harvard where she served as Editor in Chief for the Harvard Latino Law Review. She also graduated cum laude from Harvard with a Bachelors' degree in U.S. History.

"Cristina is a great fit for The Long Law Group," says Founding Partner Toni Long, "because she shares our firm's vision of how best to represent our clients and always putting the clients' interests first. While she has vast trial experience, Cristina also has a reputation for effectively resolving conflicts without litigation, which is the mark of a great client advocate. As the head of our Litigation Practice Group, she will help the firm expand into new territory. With Cristina's added knowledge and experience, we look forward to the unique value she brings to our firm and our clients."

Known as a trial attorney who has a track record for success, Cristina served as lead counsel for Bucyrus International in a $7.6 billion transaction with Caterpillar Inc., successfully defeating several motions in federal court to enjoin the shareholder vote brought by putative class representatives. Prior to joining The Long Law Group, she managed a successful law practice in Los Angeles. She also continues to work in the vital area of business diversity and inclusion for a leading national consulting group.

"In today's business climate," states Cristina, "where companies are always seeking to improve and advance business strategies, promoting diversity and inclusion in employment areas offers not only a unique opportunity to attract qualified candidates, but can strengthen a company's footprint and open new doors in serving their existing client base.

"In joining The Long Law Group, I have forged a relationship with a firm that I believe in, as Toni and her team share the same vision of what it means to be a great lawyer: that a true advocate learns her clients' business, gives advice that preserves and advances clients' business goals and then acts proactively and ethically in advising them."

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Toni Long
The Long Law Group
(310) 989-6896