Miriam Baer

Miriam Baer

Vice Dean and Centennial Professor of Law
250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7517

J.D., Harvard Law School
A.B., Princeton University

Areas of Expertise
Corporate Compliance
White Collar Crime


Miriam Baer is the Vice Dean and a Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. During the 2021-22 academic year, she was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, where she worked on her book, Myths and Misunderstandings of White-Collar Crime (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

Dean Baer writes and teaches at the intersection of business and criminal law. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, where she served as an Adviser on the ALI’s Principles of the Law of Compliance, Enforcement and Risk Management. Before academia, Dean Baer served as an assistant general counsel for compliance with Verizon and was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Baer is often quoted by major media outlets on issues of federal and white-collar crime. She has published widely, including in the Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Texas Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal Forum. She is also a co-editor of a leading white-collar crime casebook and has had her work featured and cited by several federal appellate courts.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her mini-labradoodle, Lucy.