Jeff Bailey is of counsel in the Business Services Group, assisting clients with corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, periodic reporting, securities issuances and corporate financing matters. He represents financial institutions and businesses, both public and private, in numerous types of transactions in both primary and secondary financings, acquisitions, dispositions, securitizations, ESOP transactions, private placements of debt and equity securities, as well as general corporate law matters. He also has represented registered investment companies, investment advisors and broker/dealers. Jeff has represented insurance companies in connection with various regulatory matters, including changes in control proceedings, related party transactions, insurers subject to orders of supervision, insurers subject to rehabilitation proceedings, organization of newly formed insurance companies and admission in foreign jurisdiction.

Jeff is an administrative law judge for the Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings, where he hears cases brought by the Indiana Securities Division. He is former branch chief with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice law in Indiana and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis (J.D., cum laude, 1978)
Indiana University (B.S. in Finance, 1972)

Honors / Awards

Best Lawyers® 2024 Securities Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2022 Indianapolis Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers®2021 Indianapolis Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2019 Indianapolis Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2017 Indianapolis Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers® 2013 Indianapolis Securities – Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year; The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2024; Indiana Super Lawyers® 2010-2016 (Securities & Corporate Finance); AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Appearances / Publications

Jeff has appeared as a guest lecturer on corporate and business law issues at Butler University and has participated as a speaker in continuing legal education forums dealing with corporate, business and securities matters.

Appointments / Memberships

Member: Indianapolis Bar Association; Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); Administrative Law Judge, Indiana Office of Administrative Law Proceedings; Commission to rewrite the Indiana Securities Code


Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana