Professor Baer teaches in the areas of corporate law, white collar crime, criminal law and criminal procedure. She serves as Associate Director of the Center of the Study of Business Law and Regulation.
Professor Baer’s scholarship, which focuses on organizational wrongdoing in public and private settings, has twice been selected for the prestigious Stanford-Yale-Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. Her most recent article, Timing Brady, which offers a novel explanation for why prosecutors fail to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense, was selected for the 2014 Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School and will appear in the Columbia Law Review in January 2015. An earlier piece, Cooperation’s Cost, which focused on the possible deterrence costs of cooperation agreements with criminal defendants, was selected for the 2010 Junior Faculty Forum at Yale Law School and appeared in the Washington University Law Review. Professor Baer has published her work in additional journals, including the Yale Law Journal Forum, Virginia Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, Florida Law Review and Columbia Law Review Sidebar.
Professor Baer is actively involved in presenting scholarly publications at roundtables and conferences across the nation and has blogged for the popular law professor website, Prawfsblawg. At the law school, she has moderated events for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law and the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation.
Prior to joining Brooklyn’s faculty in 2008, Professor Baer spent two years as an Acting Assistant Professor in New York University School of Law’s Lawyering Program. Before entering academia, she was an assistant general counsel for compliance with Verizon and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, where she focused on white collar criminal prosecutions. She also practiced as a litigation associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore and was a law clerk to Judge Jane Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.