Andrew Baer

Chair, Technology, Privacy & Data Security


(215) 665-2185

(215) 372-2400

Recent News:

Andrew Baer, Mira Baylson Named to The Philadelphia Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2022

Andrew Baer and Mira Baylson have been named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2022.”

Andrew focuses his practice on cutting-edge technology transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side, cloud computing, data privacy, and security compliance (FTC, GDPR, CCPA, FFIEC, and the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation), copyrights and trademarks, software, transactions in the digital advertising ecosystem (DMPs, SSPs, DSPs, ad exchanges, retargeting, data onboarding), and interactive marketing compliance. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, startups, and everything in between, such as financial institutions, SaaS/IaaS/PaaS companies, digital interactive agencies, adtech companies, data brokers, online ad networks, mobile app developers, media monitors, international e-commerce companies, and others.

Andrew is also a lecturer at Wharton, public speaker, author, and blogger. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, he co-founded Baer Crossey McDemus and wrote a widely read technology blog featured on the firm’s website. He previously was the chief legal officer to a life sciences technology company, and technology, intellectual property, and privacy counsel for Advanta Corp. He also served in the Corporate and Intellectual Property/Information Technology practices groups of the Philadelphia law firm Wolf Block, where he concentrated his practice on e-commerce, trademark and copyright law, and technology licensing and development.

Andrew has written as a national legal contributor for several online and print publications on emergent issues of technology and cybersecurity law. In 2010 he co-authored the “Corporate Security and Privacy Duties, Policies and Forms” chapter of West’s Data Security and Privacy Law treatise. He has also served as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other continuing legal education groups on subjects relating to internet law and cloud computing.

Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from University of Chicago Law School.



Andrew Baer, Mira Baylson Named to The Philadelphia Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2022

September 26, 2022

Andrew Baer and Mira Baylson have been named to The Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar 2022.”

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Privacy Policy To Watch For The Rest Of 2022

July 29, 2022

Andy Baer discusses the fate of privacy legislation for the remainder of 2022 and what it means for businesses and consumer advocates in a Law360 article.

Andrew Baer Named Legal Innovator by The Legal Intelligencer

July 01, 2022

This award honored law firms, lawyers, and legal professionals who push the envelope, think outside the box, and have demonstrated an ability to distinguish their brands in a crowded market to build their businesses.

FTC Chair Poised To Offer Glimpse Into Privacy Priorities

April 08, 2022

Andy Baer discusses what he expects the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will address at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit in an article in Law360.

Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy To Watch For Rest Of 2021

July 30, 2021

Andy Baer was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the impact cyber security and privacy developments that occurred during the first half of 2021 will have on the remainder of the year.

Colorado Adds Wrinkle To Emerging State Privacy Law Quilt

June 18, 2021

Andrew Baer was quoted in an article in Law360 discussing Colorado’s position on becoming the third state in the U.S. to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy legislation.

Philadelphia Business Journal's 2020 in Review: Philadelphia-area Lawyers Who Made the Biggest Moves This Year

January 12, 2021

The article stated, “... the biggest winner this year was Cozen O'Connor, which had three of the top 10 lateral hires.”

Microsoft-TikTok Deal Would See Deadline Pressure, Privacy Risks

August 04, 2020

Andrew Baer was quoted in an article published in Bloomberg Law discussing Microsoft’s potential acquisition of Bytedance’s TikTok, and the company’s ability to resolve the attendant privacy and security concerns in advance of Donald Trump’s September 15, 2020, deadline to reach a deal.

Cozen O’Connor Boosts its Technology, Privacy, Data Security and Emerging Growth Practices by Adding Nine Attorneys from Philadelphia Law Boutique Baer Crossey McDemus LLC

May 04, 2020

Andrew Baer, Michael Crossey, and Christopher McDemus will stretch the firm’s reach within the global technology, and emerging growth business communities.


Federal Privacy Law Passage in Doubt? [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

August 29, 2022

A few months ago it seemed like the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) was gaining momentum in Congress and represented the best hope in years for passage of a federal data privacy law that would preempt the five overlapping (but not totally consistent) state comprehensive privacy...

The New Standard Contractual Clauses Deadline is Approaching [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

August 15, 2022

On June 4, 2021, the European Commission introduced the new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”), a primary mechanism for lawfully transferring personal data from Europe to the United States under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. These new SCCs replace the three...

AI and Cybersecurity Issues Look Set to Dominate the Privacy Landscape in 2022 [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

April 15, 2022

Meghan Stoppel, who spent over a decade serving as an Assistant Attorney General, and later a Consumer Protection Chief, to both Democratic and Republican state attorneys generals, talks to Andy Baer, Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Technology, Privacy and Data Security practice, about how state AGs are...

SEC Proposes New Rules for Cybersecurity Incident Reporting [Alert]

March 28, 2022

In March, the SEC proposed new rules pertaining to reporting material cybersecurity incidents and their cybersecurity risk management and governance.

FFIEC Updates Guidance to Financial Institutions for Authentication and Access [Alert]

September 14, 2021

Chris Dodson and Andy Baer discuss FFIEC's updated guidance and best practices for financial institutions for information system authentication and access management controls.

Victims of SolarWinds Cyberattack Face Investigation Costs, Liability Issues

January 26, 2021

Andrew Baer and Christopher Dodson discuss the significant costs and potential liability issues faced by the victims of the SolarWinds Corp. cyberattack.

European Data Protection Board Releases Guidance on Cross-Border Data Flows in the Wake of Schrems II [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

December 14, 2020

On November 10, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the European Union’s top data privacy regulator, issued long-awaited guidance setting out a framework for navigating transfers of data out of the European Economic Area (EEA) in light of this July’s landmark ruling from the Court of...

California Privacy Rights Act Will Revamp CCPA to Include GDPR-Type Requirements [Cyber Law Monitor Blog]

July 08, 2020

On June 24, the eve of the July 1 enforcement date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Secretary of State certified the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the latest brainchild of privacy activist (and CCPA spiritual father) Alastair Mactaggart, to appear on the...


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1996
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1993

Awards & Honors

2022 Law Firm Innovators, The Legal Intelligencer

Best of the Bar, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2022

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  • Pennsylvania