National Authority on Elder Investor Fraud Protection Ronald C. Long Joins Stevens & Lee
Mr. Long is a national authority on issues affecting senior and at-risk investors. He assists financial services firms with preventing or mitigating harm related to elder financial exploitation, scams and other fraud directed at older and otherwise at-risk investors.
“We are excited to bring Ron’s extensive skill set and regulatory counsel experience to our clients at Stevens & Lee,” said William P. Thornton, Jr., President and CEO of Stevens & Lee. “Ron has been a thought leader throughout his distinguished career and is a national expert in the senior protection space. We are honored to have him join our team.”
Before joining Stevens & Lee, Mr. Long helped to create and then lead the Elder Client Initiatives team for Wells Fargo Advisors. The team provided critical advice to internal stakeholders on recognizing and preventing financial abuse relating to older and vulnerable clients. He later became the Head of Aging Client Services for Wells Fargo and extended its client protection efforts to other divisions in the company.
Mr. Long’s experience also includes working in the Wachovia Securities Legal Department in a supervisory capacity with the company team that handled regulatory inquiries. Prior to this, he started his industry career with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he held various roles, including as a Counselor to the Chairman and as the District Administrator for the SEC’s Philadelphia District Office, which oversaw the regulatory and enforcement programs in five Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Williams College.
Mr. Long and Richard C. Szuch, New Jersey’s former Bureau of Securities Enforcement Chief, will lead the firm’s Senior Investor Compliance Services team, which provides a suite of services to firms seeking to better protect their investor base from exploitation and fraud.