Michael Bailey
General Counsel

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Michael Bailey is general counsel of Bechtel Group, Inc. His responsibilities include the legal, ethics and compliance, internal audit, and risk management functions. He is based in Reston, Virginia, Bechtel’s corporate headquarters.

Prior to his current position, Michael was based in London from 2005 to 2010 as a managing director in Bechtel’s global Civil business. His responsibilities included managing the global Aviation business line as well as a number of services and functions.

From 1998 through 2005, Michael served Bechtel Enterprises (Bechtel’s finance, development, and investment arm) as general counsel, managing director for human resources, and manager of its direct investments and technology ventures portfolios. During 2004 and 2005 he was executive vice president and general counsel of InterGen, a global energy business then owned by Bechtel Enterprises and the Royal Dutch Shell group.

Prior to 1998, Michael was a senior counsel in Bechtel’s Legal Department and spent a year as executive assistant to Bechtel’s chairman and CEO as well as its president and COO.

Michael was elected a senior vice president in 2001 and elected to the Board of Directors in 2010.

Michael earned his law degree from the University of Toronto and was a partner in the law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP before joining Bechtel in 1994. He serves on the board of directors of Coalition For Integrity (formerly Transparency International-USA).

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

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