PROFILE                   Provides trial advocacy and consulting for complex business, consumer & civil rights disputes

·       AV Preeminent® Martindale-Hubbell

·       Experienced Trial Attorney

·       Experienced general counsel and government affairs executive for Fortune 100 company

·       Mediator and Arbitrator

·       Experience with numerous industries, such as telecom and broadband, polymers, ethanol production, landfills, commodity distribution (e.g. steel, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and forest products), oil and gas, geothermal energy, retail shopping center, construction and engineering, insurance, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and wine.

·       Representative claims have involved contracts, leases, software licenses, fiduciary duties, fraud, unfair competition, trade secrets, non-competes, regulation and tariffs, business valuation and corporate, partnership and LLC formation and dissolution, qui tam, class actions and products liability.


·       Trial lawyer – Law Office of Rick D. Bailey, Esq (July 2017 – present)

·       Trial lawyer –  Burg Simpson Eldridge Hersh & Jardine (Denver March 2013 to July 2017)

·       Trial lawyer –  Holland & Hart LLP (Denver 2003 to 2013)

·       General Counsel and Government Affairs SVP -- AT&T Broadband (Denver 2000 to 2003)

·       SVP of Federal Government Affairs—AT&T Corp. (Washington, DC 1997 to 2000)

·       Trial Attorney and Regulatory Counsel – AT&T (Chicago and New Jersey 1988 to 1997)

·       Trial Attorney–Chapman & Cutler (Chicago 1985 to 1988)

·       Trial Attorney—Murphy & Desmond (Madison, WI 1982 to 1985)

·       Judicial Clerk Intern—Justice Shirley Abrahamson (WI 1981)


·       Board:  Lighthouse Writers Workshop (2015 to present)

·       Pro Bono:  American Friends Service Committee and Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (May 2017 to present)

·       Board:  Colorado Symphony Orchestra (2006 to 2009)

·       Board:  Abrahamic Initiative (2010 to 2012)

·       Faculty:  National Institute of Trial Advocacy  2008 - 2016

·       Publication:  "Hearing and Mishearing -- Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney Client Relationship"  W. M. U. Cooley J. Pract. & Clinical L. [Vol. 16.3 2014]

·       1982:  University of Wisconsin Law School cum laude / AmJur Award in Constitutional Law

·       1979:  Illinois State University with honors/ Bone Scholar/ Alice Ebel Honors Graduate in Political Science/ Abraham Lincoln Educational Achievement Award

Attorney admitted to Practice in Colorado, Illinois and Wisconsin



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