Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Practice
Richard Bailey joined the Immigration Unit at BDS in 2014. He became interested in the nexus between criminal law and immigration while working as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where his caseload consisted largely of immigration petitions for review and collateral attacks on criminal convictions.
Richard graduated in 2012 from the City University of New York School of Law, where he was a Haywood Burns Fellow in Civil and Human Rights. While participating in the school’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, he litigated for the rights of clients imprisoned indefinitely at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. He also participated in the Economic Justice Project, assisting university students and their families as they fought the improper suspension of their public assistance. During his law school summers, Richard interned at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU and at the Office of Staff Counsel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Richard previously spent three years working in the Prosecutions program and the Uganda country program at the International Center for Transitional Justice, where he helped local activists and international criminal justice experts develop new approaches to post-conflict justice. He also worked at the Quaker United Nations Office, facilitating dialogues between policy makers and members of communities affected by violent conflict.
Richard graduated from Fordham University in 2005 with a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.