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Elizabeth Bailey is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Ms. Bailey represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of investigations, enforcement actions, and complex civil litigation. Ms. Bailey has experience representing clients in litigation matters including white collar, FCPA, and lender placed insurance class actions, as well as responding to civil investigative demands from federal and state government entities such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state attorneys general. Ms. Bailey also has an active pro bono practice and has handled multiple matters with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and Legal Counsel for the Elderly.

Noteworthy work includes:

  • 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 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
  • 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 Washington, D.C. 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 personal 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

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

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