Lindsay Bailey

Lindsay Bailey is a human rights lawyer based in Washington, D.C., with experience in litigation and advocacy at all levels of federal court in the U.S., including the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as internationally. Lindsay began her legal career as a Legal Fellow at the Center for Justice and Accountability and returned as a Staff Attorney in 2023. Previously, Lindsay was a Supervising Attorney at the Georgetown Environmental Law and Justice Clinic where she led projects in environmental and climate justice, corporate accountability, and Indigenous rights. Lindsay was also a Bertha Justice Fellow at EarthRights International, where she litigated corporate accountability and human rights cases, including a class action against a banana company for funding Colombian paramilitaries and a tort case against the IFC for financing a toxic power plant. Lindsay sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR). Lindsay holds a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she spent four semesters in the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic litigating extrajudicial killing and corporate accountability cases arising out of Colombia and Bolivia, including the first-ever civil trial against a former head of state in the United States for extrajudicial killing. Prior to her work as a lawyer, she spent three years in Northern Ghana working with local governments and received her B.A. hons. in Politics and Governance from Toronto Metropolitan University. She is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.