Robert (Bob) Bailey is a partner practicing in AFRCT’s litigation and appellate departments. He specializes in commercial litigation and trial practice.
Prior to joining AFRCT, Bob was an associate in the downtown Los Angeles office of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP. There his practice included extensive complex civil matters including class action, and toxic tort. Prior to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Bob was an associate with the Steptoe & Johnson, LLP at its headquarters office in Washington, DC. There he focused on class action defense, toxic torts, and government contracts litigation. Bob began his legal career as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy. As a member of the JAG Corps stationed in Washington D.C., Bob handled a number of high profile cases garnering national media attention, one of which resulted in him testifying before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. During this time, he also published an article on the law of war in the Syracuse Journal of International Law.
Bob earned his law degree with High Honors from the George Washington University School of Law in 1998. His graduation in the top-10% of his class from George Washington University allowed him to become a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Bob also served as a member of the George Washington Journal of International Law, was on the Jessup International Law Moot Court team, was the co-chair of the National Security Law Moot Court, and was the Student Director of the George Washington University’s Community Legal Clinics. He also served as an extern or summer clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and Office of Special Investigation as well as the U.S. Army General Counsel’s Office.
Bob is admitted to the bars of California, Oregon, Washington D.C., and Washington state. He is also admitted to practice in all federal courts in California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Bob enjoys reading, painting, travel and spending time with his wife and daughter.
He is the firm’s go-to litigator for complex trial matters and has tried dozens of bench and jury trial matters to verdict.
He has represented individual litigants to Fortune 100 companies in a wide range of civil disputes;
His business litigation experience includes banking law, class actions, toxic torts, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, bankruptcy and complex contractual and tort actions.
His appellate work has resulted in many reported decisions and has involved significant matters before the Ninth Circuit, the California Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.