0 Programs with Leslie A. Bailey
Leslie A. Bailey is a Staff Attorney at Public Justice, where her practice focuses on consumers’ rights, including fighting abusive mandatory arbitration clauses and federal preemption defenses; civil rights; and challenges to unnecessary court secrecy. She has testified before subcommittees of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on how unnecessary court secrecy undermines public health and safety. She recently argued and won FIA Card Services v. Weaver, 62 So.3d 709 (La. 2011), in which the Louisiana Supreme Court held that a debt collector cannot enforce an arbitration award against a consumer without proving the consumer agreed to arbitrate. She wrote Public Justice’s amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and is a co-author of the treatise Consumer Arbitration Agreements: Enforceability and Other Issues. She received her J.D. cum laude from the New York University School of Law in 2004, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and Executive Editor of the N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change.