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LL.M., McGill University

J.D., Washington University School of Law

A.B., Princeton University

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Instrument-Rated Pilot

Edwin O. Bailey

Consulting Counsel

Practice Areas

Ed serves as consulting counsel to Wiley Rein LLP. He has extensive experience in domestic and international aviation matters.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels airlines and airline, travel, and cargo agent organizations on regulatory, antitrust, international law, and commercial matters.
  • Represents airlines, airline organizations, and indirect air carriers before the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Advises business aircraft owners and lessees on buy, sell, lease, and management transactions.
  • Advises on current and prospective Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory criteria for commercial and public uses of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the U.S., including options for conducting research.

Professional Experience

  • Associate General Counsel, National Airlines, Inc. (1969-1975)
  • Assistant Director, International Programs, Air Transport Association of America (1968-1969)
  • Senior Assistant Counsel, International Air Transport Association (1966-1968)


  • Aero Club of Washington
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Forum on Air and Space Law
  • International Aviation Club (IAC)
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association (LPBA)
  • National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA)


  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability