Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Rick D. Bailey. Mr. Bailey focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes including claims involving breach of contracts, leases and software licenses, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, breach of non-competes, regulation and tariffs, business valuation, corporate, partnership and LLC formation and dissolution.
Mr. Bailey joins Burg Simpson after more than nine years working in the commercial litigation department at Holland and Hart LLP. Mr. Bailey is also a member of the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Previously, Mr. Bailey served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for AT&T Broadband. During his time at AT&T Broadband from 2000 through 2002 Mr. Bailey served as senior legal counsel and local government affairs officer for the 40,000 employee cable and broadband division of AT&T Corp.
AT&T’s combination of TCI and MediaOne created the largest cable company at that time. Between June 1997 and April 2000 Mr. Bailey was the Senior Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for AT&T Corp, responsible for the day-to-day operations of AT&T’s federal government affairs office and its relations with the Executive Branch, the Congress, the State Department, the FCC and other regulatory agencies, trade associations and think-tanks in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AT&T in 1988, Mr. Bailey was a trial lawyer in Chicago.
Mr. Bailey received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, graduating cum laude, in 1982. Mr. Bailey is also a 1979 graduate of Illinois State University, having received a BS, with honors, in Political Science. Mr. Bailey is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin and the US Court of Federal Claims.
“With Rick’s arrival at Burg Simpson, we continue to further build our commercial litigation practice in Denver and beyond,” said David K. TeSelle, Shareholder and Co-chair of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Mr. TeSelle continued, “Rick fits perfectly into our overall plan to add motivated, high quality trial lawyers, who also happen to be good people. Mr. Bailey will further strengthen our team of high-caliber commercial trial lawyers and allow us to continue to better serve our clients in Colorado and across America.”
Speaking of his appointment Mr. Bailey said, “I am honored and excited to join this great team of trial lawyers. Burg Simpson’s focus on service to clients, its esprit de corps and its commitment to giving back to the community make it a great place to practice law. ”
With offices in Denver, Steamboat Springs, Cincinnati, Cody and Phoenix, Burg Simpson is a firm of award winning trial lawyers practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, securities fraud, whistleblower/qui tam actions, insurance bad faith, employment law, class actions, mass tort, product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and social security.