Jason Bailey joins the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) as Special Economic Justice Counsel.
Prior to joining LDF, Jason served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Memphis, Tennessee. In that capacity, Jason prosecuted discrimination and harassment cases pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. Jason’s successful prosecutions at the EEOC include serving as lead counsel in EEOC v. A Plus Care Solutions, Inc., which resulted in an award of significant monetary and injunctive relief to a class of in-home caregivers who were fired for being pregnant. Jason previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan O. Hickey in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.
Jason began his legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. During that time, Jason implemented an initiative with the Lawyers’ Committee’s Fair Housing and Community Development Project to address housing discrimination in Arkansas; and assisted the Criminal Justice Project with investigating debtors’ prisons systems in Arkansas. Prior to law school, Jason served as an investigator at the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission.
Jason graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he was a member of the Arkansas Law Review. Jason also holds a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Jason is a native of El Dorado, Arkansas. He is admitted to practice in Arkansas and the District of Columbia.