Davis Wright Tremaine



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If the journalists working for the Chauncey Bailey Project have their way, they will not only continue the work of murdered Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, but also bring his killer to justice. With help from Davis Wright Tremaine's San Francisco office, for the past two years the Project journalists have been probing the The Am Law Pro Bono 100circumstances surrounding Bailey's death. At the time of his shooting in August 2007, Bailey was investigating violence and financial fraud at the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, a symbol of African American empowerment in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades, founded by Yusuf Bey IV. Within weeks of Bailey's death, three dozen local journalists and other volunteers established the all-volunteer Project. For legal counsel, they turned to Duffy Carolan, a partner in Davis Wright Tremaine's San Francisco office who serves as counsel to some of the news organizations involved in the project.

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