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.
Buckley LLP on Dec. 16 filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of...Announcements
Elizabeth R. Bailey quoted in DC Bar article, “2019 Banding Together: Lawyers prepare to battle on stage”
Elizabeth R. Bailey was quoted on June 17, 2019 in a DC Bar article, “2019 Banding Together: Lawyers prepare to battle on stage,” which discussed the preparation for the 16th annual Banding Together benefit concert involving lawyers in Washington, D.C. Bailey, who sings and plays keyboards with the...In The News
"High Court seems skeptical of 5th Circ. sentencing practice" by Elizabeth R. Bailey and Jill Winter (Law360)
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that may clarify how specific a defendant’s lawyer must be when objecting to a criminal sentence, and when she must make that objection, in order to receive a more favorable standard of review on appeal. The question before the...Articles
"Apropos of nothing: The possible demise of the Fifth Circuit post-sentencing objection" by Elizabeth R. Bailey
Should the courts penalize criminal defendants on appeal when their attorneys fail to utter magical (but duplicative) words at the end of sentencing? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit continues to require a formal post-sentencing objection to the length of a sentence to preserve...Buckley Commentary & Analysis
"Debt collection, convenience fees, and the FDCPA" by Jon David D. Langlois and Elizabeth R. Bailey (The Review of Banking & Financial Services)
In the era of online banking and the Internet of Things, the ability to pay your mortgage in a manner other than sending in a paper check evidences both convenience and complication. Convenience to the borrower, in that there are many avenues to quickly make a payment, even a late payment, to avoid...Articles
Imagine that your client, a multi-national enterprise, is the target of an investigation by the US government into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. All of a sudden, plaintiffs' lawyers are circling in federal and state courts, looking to make a civil case out of any alleged...Articles
- 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
- Law Clerk, Hon. James Lawrence King, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida