Connor Baer focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. He has represented individual and corporate clients in diverse practice areas, including class action defense, appellate litigation, motions to compel arbitration under state and federal laws, mass tort and environmental litigation, oil and gas and commercial property lease disputes, insurance coverage, and internal investigations. His experience includes drafting motions and other pleadings; briefing and arguing appeals; investigating and preparing witnesses and factual records; coordinating and preparing expert reports; and planning, taking, and defending depositions.
Connor has represented pro bono indigent prisoners before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in post-conviction proceedings. He successfully briefed and argued United States v. Santarelli, 929 F.3d 95 (3d Cir. 2019), persuading the Third Circuit to rule for his client in a case involving a circuit split on a novel issue of habeas law. He has also represented diverse organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Innocence Project, and veterans groups, as amici curiae before state and federal appellate courts.
Before joining Jones Day, Connor served as a law clerk for Judge David J. Porter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as an associate in the Pittsburgh office of an international law firm.
- William & Mary (J.D. magna cum laude 2016; Lead Articles Editor, William & Mary Law Review; 2016 Distinguished Legal Writing Award presented by The Burton Awards); Grove City College (B.A. in Political Science cum laude 2013)
- Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Law Clerk to Judge David J. Porter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2018-2019)