Michael Bailey was the general counsel of Bechtel Group, Inc. from 2010 until 2023. His responsibilities included the legal, ethics and compliance, internal audit, and risk management functions. He was based in Reston, Virginia, Bechtel’s corporate headquarters.
Prior to his position as general counsel, 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).