Lila Bailey

Lila Bailey ’05 is the founding partner of The Law Office of Lila Bailey, where she specializes in digital copyright and privacy issues. Bailey provides strategic counsel on complex technology law and policy for clients such as the Internet Archive,, and the L.A. County Public Library System, in addition to many early-stage startups.

Bailey was a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Berkeley’s own Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic from 2011 to 2013 where she managed and mentored student attorneys as they tackled cutting edge public interest technology law and policy matters. Prior to this, she worked in the Open Educational Resources (OER) community. First as counsel for Creative Commons, then as a Fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bailey helped educational institutions make high-quality educational materials freely available under a flexible copyright license that allows anyone, anywhere, to access, customize, and share those resources via the Internet.

From 2007-2008, Bailey was an associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati where she worked on the groundbreaking Viacom International v. YouTube case and provided strategic counseling for Silicon Valley technology companies and start-ups. Bailey held an Intellectual Property Fellowship with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2007, helping Internet users push back against abusive DMCA takedown notices and supporting EFF staff on the early stages of the ongoing Lenz v. Universal Music Group case.

Bailey is regularly invited to speak on digital copyright and privacy issues in private workshops, at conferences, and in public libraries. She received her JD from Berkeley Law in 2005 and her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Brown University in 2000.