Previously a partner in two international law firms, Jim has maintained his own law consultancy since 1996. In addition to his consultancy and work as a mediator and arbitrator, Jim’s work includes service as Special Assistant to the President of the United States (Clinton); Legal Adviser to the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Carter); Oklahoma’s State Conservation Attorney (regulating the exploration & production of the state’s hydrocarbons, including environmental consequences, as well as exercising a consumer protection function in Oklahoma’s regulated gas, electric and communications utilities); Assistant Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice; Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission; Research & Development Vice President of the United States Enrichment Corporation; and was as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.
In his law consultancy, Bailey has served as counsel and business advisor for multiple clients, as well as Deputy General Counsel for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and as National Director of Regulated Industries for Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting. Bailey is a trustee of the Billy Fiske Foundation; was Founding Corporate Secretary of the U.S.-Algeria Business Council; serves as a Trustee of the Patrick & Anne F. Cudahy Fund; is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of Total Alignment Wealth Advisors; and serves as General Counsel for Legation Strategies, a cross-Atlantic consulting firm. He is also a member of the Large, Complex Commercial Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association.
Bailey is authorized to practice law in the District of Columbia, Wisconsin & Oklahoma, is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, First and Seventh Circuits, various Federal District Courts and the United States Court of Claims.