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Elizabeth R. Bailey is a complex civil and white collar litigator, representing corporate and individual clients in high-stakes civil and criminal enforcement actions, investigations, and litigation.  As an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, Ms. Bailey has extensive experience assisting clients in matters involving complex e-discovery issues, including in civil litigation and in responding to civil investigative demands and subpoenas from federal and state government entities. Ms. Bailey has an active pro bono practice and has handled multiple criminal and civil matters with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), and Legal Counsel for the Elderly.

Noteworthy work includes:

  • Representing Universal Entertainment Corp., a large Japanese gaming machine manufacturer, and its subsidiary, Aruze USA, Inc. in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)-related litigation brought by Wynn Resorts Ltd., and in related parallel actions. The case involved one of the first examples of a private party alleging FCPA violations as a method to gain the upper hand in a battle for corporate control, and resulted in a $2.6 billion settlement for clients UEC and Aruze USA, Inc. a month before trial
  • Co-drafting an amicus brief on behalf of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of REALTORS® in the Supreme Court case addressing the appropriate remedy should the court find the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure unconstitutional. Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Fin. Prot. Bureau, No. 19-7., cert. granted, WL 5281290 (Oct. 18, 2019) 
  • Representing an autistic former inmate in a precedent-setting federal civil rights action against state prison officials and government entities, which addresses the effect of solitary confinement and other disciplinary measures on inmates with autism and other disabilities

Ms. Bailey serves on the board of directors for Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. In 2019, she completed the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to joining Buckley, Ms. Bailey was an alternative dispute resolution law clerk in private practice. Following law school, Ms. Bailey clerked for the Honorable James Lawrence King of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bailey worked in the office of a U.S. senator as Director of Grants and Special Projects.

Ms. Bailey received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2012, where she served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review. She received her A.B. from Princeton University (magna cum laude) in 2004.

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  • J.D., Harvard University, 2012
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2004 (magna cum laude)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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    • Law Clerk, Hon. James Lawrence King, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

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