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
Virginia Becomes the Second State with a Comprehensive Privacy Law
By Patrick R. Waldrop
March 2, 2021
Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), making Virginia the second state with a comprehensive privacy law. The CDPA is inspired by both the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data...
Data Counsel
Virginia Poised to Enact the Consumer Data Protection Act, the Nation's Second Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law
By Patrick R. Waldrop
February 17, 2021
Having passed both houses of the Virginia General Assembly, the proposed Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) may become the second comprehensive consumer privacy bill to be enacted in the United States. However, to reach the governor’s...
Data Counsel
Privacy and Product Counseling: 2020 in Review
By Carolina A. Alonso, Orga Cadet, Gerald J. Ferguson, 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 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 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...