Michael Bailey represents a wide variety of clients in civil and criminal litigation, with an emphasis on complex civil litigation and securities litigation. He has represented clients in federal and state courts, jury trials, government investigations, appeals and arbitrations. He also has assisted clients in conducting internal investigations of potential corporate misconduct.

Some of Mr. Bailey’s representations have included:

  • a software developer and information technology provider and former officers in a consolidated shareholder federal class action that settled favorably involving alleged violations of federal securities laws in connection with statements concerning the company’s work on contracts with the U.K.’s National Health Service;
  • a former chief executive officer of a major pharmaceutical company in several consolidated shareholder federal class actions involving alleged violations of the federal securities laws;
  • a government subcontractor in a three-week jury trial in federal court involving claims of discrimination, breach of contract, tort and conspiracy that resulted in verdicts in favor of the client;
  • a real estate investment trust in a fraud and fiduciary duty suit in state court against a broker that resulted in summary and default judgments in favor of the client;
  • a state contracting agency in a two-week jury trial in state court involving claims of breach of contract that resulted in a verdict in favor of the client;
  • a U.S. congressman in a multiyear investigation by the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice; and
  • a banking/mortgage institution in an investigation relating to the financial crisis of 2008.



  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2007 (magna cum laude; Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Law, Philosophy and Culture)
  • B.A., Duke University, 2000 (cum laude)


  • District of Columbia

Michael S. Bailey