Michael E. Baillif
Former Principal, Ernst and Young LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Claremont McKenna; J.D., Yale; LL.M., Georgetown
Michael Bailiff is an experienced attorney with a broad practice background who is skilled at researching and analyzing decisional, statutory, and regulatory law, and communicating...Continue Reading
Michael Bailiff is an experienced attorney with a broad practice background who is skilled at researching and analyzing decisional, statutory, and regulatory law, and communicating key information, in writing and verbally, to a diverse range of audiences. Able to master new and unusual areas of the law quickly and decisively, Michael has significant experience with tax law, professional services malpractice issues, compliance and risk management, contract law, litigation of various sorts, conflict resolution, project management, internal investigations, and external negotiations.
Until late 2012, Michael served as Associate General Counsel for Ernst & Young LLP, in which capacity he represented the firm in regulatory compliance matters, contractual and settlement negotiations with clients, and, when necessary, litigation in a variety of forums.
Prior to becoming Associate General Counsel, Michael was a Partner in Ernst & Young's National Tax Department where he provided tax consulting services and advocacy representation on complex issues to sophisticated clients. He also led a diverse team of geographically dispersed professionals in developing and implementing a nationwide service offering. Before joining Ernst &Young, Michael practiced in the area of tax litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, and Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C.
Michael holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center where he also has taught, and continues to teach, as an adjunct professor on topics ranging from income tax accounting to ethics and professional responsibilities in Federal tax practice. Subsequent to graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable James S. Halpern on the United States Tax Court.