• Harvard University, B.A. (1994) cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1998)


  • New York
  • Connecticut

Deirdre Long Absolonne

Senior Counsel

Nonprofit organizations and brand owners trust Deirdre Long Absolonne as outside general counsel dedicated to advancing their mission while mitigating risk. Deirdre drafts and negotiates key contracts and advises on corporate governance, intellectual property, compliance, policy, and other matters, teaming with clients and colleagues to provide holistic support.

Deirdre represents charitable, religious, and social service organizations; foundations; health care and educational institutions; and other tax-exempt entities. She has significant experience in intellectual property matters, including trademark registrations, copyright issues, trademark licensing, and the enforcement of trademark rights, particularly enforcement challenges and licensing opportunities that arise from famous marks. Her experience includes trademark matters for clients across industries, including financial services, medical devices, consumer products, fashion, and technology. She also counsels clients with respect to technology-related issues and transactions.

Deirdre serves on Crowell’s Diversity Council.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a major religious and charitable organization in connection with the receipt and allocation of a multibillion-dollar donation.
  • Represented a $120 million private grantmaking foundation in drafting grant agreements and corporate governance matters.
  • Represented a skilled nursing facility in trademark registrations and the successful settlement of opposition by a major national health system.
  • Represented a health system in the sale of a skilled nursing facility.
  • Represented a major religious and charitable organization in drafting and negotiating many trademark license and promotion agreements, vendor agreements, and internal policies.

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