Mira E. Baylson



(215) 665-4631

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

Litigation Leaders: Cozen O’Connor’s Jim Heller on Building Trial-Ready Product Liability, White Collar and Class Action Teams

The American Lawyer profiled Jim Heller as part of its Litigation Leader series, which features the country's biggest firms' litigation practice leaders.

Mira focuses her practice on white collar defense and investigations and complex litigation and state attorneys general investigations. She regularly counsels clients and corporations on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, particularly related to intersection of civil and criminal government enforcement. She has extensive experience representing clients in matters arising from allegations involving fraud, public corruption, bribery, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), customs violations, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), and consumer protection and privacy statutes. In working with clients to advise on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and defend against potential civil or criminal investigations, Mira brings to bear her broad knowledge of and familiarity with state attorney general offices and other government agencies. Should a client face allegations from AGs or other regulatory agencies that it has violated state or federal laws, she has extensive experience in developing successful defense-oriented strategies, seeking in the first instance to avoid an escalation to criminal charges. When criminal charges do ensue, she has successfully litigated to minimize liability and in many cases to have charges reduced or dismissed. Mira is also well versed in sentencing and other collateral issues related to potential criminal convictions.

Recently named one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars, she is a seasoned trial attorney, equally effective in state and federal court with several successful jury trials under her belt. Prior to joining the firm, Mira was at an international law firm. At the start of her career, Mira worked as a public defender in Philadelphia and tried more than 100 cases to verdict. 

A Philadelphia native, Mira is intimately familiar with the city, its courts, and government. She is a wealth of knowledge for clients navigating that terrain and regularly assists her clients to obtain successful outcomes regarding potential civil and criminal enforcement actions.

After graduation from law school, Mira had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. 

Mira has an active pro bono practice in which she seeks out indigent clients in need of support and representation, such as her representation of juvenile lifer Norman Bryant, recently released after 32 years of incarceration. Most recently she won compassionate release for her client at risk of serious illness as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility he was being held. She also was part of a team in 2017 that successfully challenged the strictest visitation policy in the federal prison system.

Mira earned her bachelor's degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University. Mira earned her law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the first recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Fellowship for Social Justice in the Delaware Valley and served as a developer and inaugural fellow for Project Dawn Court, the nation's first problem-solving court designed for women involved in prostitution.



Class Action Litigators Bring Team to Cozen O'Connor: Michael W. McTigue Jr. and Meredith C. Slawe Spearhead National Class Actions Practice; Recognized White Collar Defense Attorney and Trial Lawyer Mira Baylson Joins

May 27, 2020

Continuing the firm’s strategic expansion of complex litigation and investigations practices and the premier Technology, Privacy and Data Security Team


Braille Gift Card Rulings Guide Defense Of ADA Claims

May 07, 2020

Meredith Slawe, Mira Baylson, Daniel Brewer and Marie Bussey-Garza co-authored an article for Law360.

Ninth Circuit Determines that Absence of Federal Guidance Is No Bar to ADA Claims Challenging Websites and Mobile Apps

May 01, 2019

Mira Baylson published an article to Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.

Industry Sectors


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., with honors, 2004

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star (White Collar and Class Actions)

University of Pennsylvania Law School Young Alumni Award, 2017

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States Circuit of Appeals, Third Circuit

Pennsylvania Innocence Project, Board of Directors

The Public Interest Law Center, Board of Directors

Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Women's Re-Entry Legal Services at Penn Law, Founding Member and Supervisor

Women's Medical Fund

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Founding Member, Mentors Empowering Now to Overcome Recidivism

The American Law Institute, Member