Russell (“Russ”) Bailey is a Senior Attorney in the ALPA Legal Department. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Brown University in 1973 and, after serving for four years in the military, attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he received his law degree in 1980. Upon graduation from law school, Russ joined a Washington, D.C. law firm where he worked on labor, corporate, and administrative law matters. In July 1983 he joined ALPA’s Legal Department. At ALPA he has represented the Association in a variety of legal matters before the federal courts (e.g., duty of fair representation; contract enforcement; administrative law), and federal agencies such as the Department of Labor and the Department of Transportation (e.g., mergers; route sales; carrier selection; carrier fitness). He also provides the Association’s elected officers advice on collective bargaining negotiations and the laws and aviation agreements that regulate international air transportation services. Russ regularly serves as the AFL-CIO representative in air transport service negotiations and is a liaison to the United States Trade Representative’s Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy. He is the Chair of the Legal Committee of the Aero Club of Washington, a past-President of the International Aviation Club and a frequent speaker on airline labor issues at American Bar Association, industry and government conferences.