John Bailey is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Before law school, John was an Emmy Award–winning producer with NBC News, where he covered politics, the Supreme Court, and other national news.


Thought Leadership


Student Note, Run-on Sentence: Remedies for Erroneous Career Offender Enhancements, 65 Duke L.J. 1477 (2016)


Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage

Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Admitted only in Washington and practice is supervised by principals of the Firm


  • Duke University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2016

    Dean’s Award, Intellectual Property

    Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal

    Moot Court Board

  • Duke UniversityA.B., Political Sciencewith Distinction2009