Mira E. Baylson focuses her practice on white collar defense and investigations. She has extensive experience litigating in both federal and state court. Prior to joining the firm, Mira worked as a public defender in Philadelphia. She tried more than one hundred cases to verdict, including several successful jury trials.
Mira is a contributor to the firm's SEC Law Perspectives Blog, which provides reports, discussions, and analyses on noteworthy trends in enforcement and regulatory activity of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other agencies, such as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Mira 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. While in law school, Mira's comment, The Constitution Offers No Protection Without Recourse to a Remedy: Why Constitutional Errors in a Postconviction Proceeding Should Be Cognizable in a Petition for Habeas Corpus, was published in University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law.
Prior to her fellowship and immediately following law school, Mira served as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and to the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas for the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.
- Represented a high-ranking member of a large corporation facing criminal charges for violations of environmental regulations.
- Conducted an internal investigation at a Fortune 500 company into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
- Represented a client nonprofit in its dealings with state authorities regarding criminal liability of a former employee.
- Defended an individual charged with RICO Conspiracy.
- Represented an individual in a public corruption investigation.
Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)
- New Jersey
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2008, Journal of Constitutional Law – Symposium Editor
- Wesleyan University, B.A., 2004, with honors
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- American Bar Association, White Collar Steering Committee, Young Lawyers Division
- Mentors Empowering Now To Overcome Recidivism, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Founding Member and Mentor
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Women’s Re-Entry Legal Services at Penn Law, Founder and Supervising Attorney
- Women’s Medical Fund