Bringing thirty years of experience on Capitol Hill, the Executive branch, and the private sector, Steve Bailey manages the firm’s budget and tax practices.
Bailey’s depth of knowledge of tax policy and politics is rivaled by few others. For nearly 14 years, he was the principal staffer on tax legislative issues for Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Budget Committee Chairman and 3rd ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee. In 2010, Bailey also staffed the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and served as senior tax counsel for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as the “Supercommittee”). On the House side, Bailey previously served as legislative director and tax counsel to House Ways and Means Committee member Don Pease (D-OH). There, he was intimately involved in every major tax bill during his tenure, including the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 and the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
In addition to his work on Capitol Hill, Bailey was a director at the Washington lobbying firm of Gold and Liebengood, where he represented a wide range of corporate clients on tax legislative matters, with a particular focus on representing clients involved in the hospitality and tourism business. He started his career in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration, where he was a member of the legislative staff during the period leading up to the landmark Social Security Reform Act of 1983.
BA, University of Notre Dame
JD, University of Baltimore School of Law