Lawrence B. Bailey


Mr. Lawrence B. Bailey is Secretary and Treasurer of the World Justice Project. He is a retired partner of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP in Seattle, WA. Previously, Mr. Bailey was the managing attorney for Microsoft Corporation for eighteen years, providing advice to its general counsel and legal department in directing the efforts of over 300 outside attorneys and staff during Microsoft's development from a startup into one of the world's most successful companies. Mr. Bailey has a broad range of management and legal experience in all aspects of the law. Mr. Bailey has served as general counsel of a number of private companies in the northwest and has significant hands-on business experience, serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer of a private real estate development company, Managing General Partner of an investment partnership, and Executive Chairman of the board of directors of a major northwest retail sales company. He has been an officer or chair of numerous local, state, and national bar association sections and committees and has been a leader in numerous professional, civic, and community organizations.

Mr. Bailey received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Illinois, which awarded him its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007.