Patrick R. Waldrop

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Patrick Waldrop has worked with a diverse array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits, in sectors ranging from retail to manufacturing and ad tech to digital media. He frequently advises clients on policies and terms for websites and apps, landmark data privacy and security laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and agreements with vendors and business partners, focusing on how the parties can collect, share, store, and use personal information.

Patrick’s experience also includes intellectual property matters, particularly involving copyright and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and information governance projects.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • BakerHostetler: Summer Associate
  • The Honorable James C. Fancis IV, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Judicial Intern


  • New York


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2019; The Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Managing Editor; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2011, magna cum laude


In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
Privacy and Product Counseling: 2020 in Review
By Carolina A. Alonso, Orga Cadet, Kyle R. Fath, Gerald J. Ferguson, Alan L. Friel, Barbara D. Linney, Melinda L. McLellan, Veronica Reynolds, Nichole L. Sterling, Patrick R. Waldrop
December 17, 2020
Advising our clients on compliance with laws and regulations is, hands down, the most important aspect of our role as attorneys. In addition to seeking counsel on their obligations under laws and regulations, however – motivated by...
Data Counsel
Apple to Require New Privacy Disclosures for Apps as of December 8, 2020
By Kyle R. Fath, Patrick R. Waldrop
November 30, 2020
During its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this summer, Apple announced a handful of new consumer-oriented privacy features coming to its software and devices. One feature will require app publishers to disclose information...
Data Counsel
California OAG Proposes New CCPA Regs Two Weeks Before Voters Decide on the Fate of CCPA 2.0
By Alan L. Friel, Shea M. Leitch, Andrew M. Serrao, Patrick R. Waldrop
October 20, 2020
On Monday, Oct. 12, the California Office of the Attorney General (the Attorney General or OAG) released a third set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations (the Regulations). The full text can...
Data Counsel
Hoping for a New Year's Resolution: Clarity on the Sale of Personal Information of California Minors
By Carolina A. Alonso, Alan L. Friel, Patrick R. Waldrop
January 9, 2020
Those who keep an eye on privacy laws may be familiar with how monumental the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was when it first became effective in 1998. COPPA requires online services that directly target children under...
Data Counsel
Children's Privacy Law Updates: Tricks or Treats?
By Carolina A. Alonso, Patrick R. Waldrop
October 31, 2019
It’s finally here! Halloween, the day every kid dreams of for months. It’s a scary time in the world of children’s privacy law – what with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) lurking around the corner and the specter of FTC...