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Andrew L. Rossow (lawyer)

Andrew L. Rossow (lawyer)

Digital art image of Andrew Rossow

Digital art image of Andrew Rossow

Andrew Rossow (born December 13, 1989) is an American licensed and practicing attorney, journalist, Law Professor, serial entrepreneur, and anti-bullying activist.[9] [11] In his criminal defense practice, he assists clients in minimizing instances of poor digital hygeine and cases where they find themselves victims of crimes committed through the Internet, including social media and other virtual platforms. [1][27]

He focuses on cases related to - but not limited to - cyberbullying, hacking, cyberstalking, online harassment, phishing, and other forms of social engineering. [1]

He also practices criminal defense, intellectual property law, and entertainment law. [1]

In addition to his legal practice, he is also a renown writer on cybersecurity, blockchain technology, and digital monies. He is currently the co-founder and Deputy Legal Editor with Grit Daily News and a writer with Bloomberg Law. He was previously a former contributor with Forbes and The Huffington Post . His writing portfolio consists of topics on law & technology and the entertainment industry. Primarily his legal portfolio centers around issues involving social media crime and criminal liability, data privacy breaches, digital currency, and how new, emerging technology affects consumers. and and how technology affects consumers. [1]

Early Life & Education

Rossow was born in Dallas, Texas, where he grew up in the county of Plano.[1]

He attended college at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he graduated with a double BA in pre-law and business marketing, from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

During his junior year of college, Rossow enrolled in the University of West Virginia, embarking on Semester at Sea, where he sailed on the MV Explorer for three months, visiting over 15 countries.[10]

In 2012, Rossow attended The University of Dayton School of Law, in Dayton, Ohio, where he graduated with a J.D. in intellectual property law. He received his law license from the Supreme Court of Ohio in February 2016, having passed the Ohio bar examination.[1]


Neon picture of Andrew Rossow

Neon picture of Andrew Rossow

Rossow received his J.D. from The University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio in May 2015.

While in law school, Rossow clerked for the Honorable Barbara P. Gorman with the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, drafting court opinions on a variety of cases, ranging from capital punishment and opioid-related cases, to commercial litigation and search-and-seizure contesations.

After passing the Ohio bar examination, Rossow joined Gregory M. Gantt Co. L.P.A., a Dayton-based law firm. While there, he handled a number of cases in the areas of criminal defense, cybersecurity law, contract law, and personal injury. The firm also served as Special Counsel to then-Ohio Attorney General and current Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine.

Upon joining the firm, Rossow was asked to join Mike DeWine's CYBEROHIO Initiative, as the youngest member to serve on the legislative committee, helping to draft and shape cybersecurity laws for The State of Ohio.

Since Governor DeWine’s transition out of the Office of the Attorney General, the CYBEROHIO Initiative has since been dissolved.

In 2018, Rossow formed a single-member law firm, Rossow Law, LLC, where he represented clients in matters involving criminal defense, concentrating on remedying the national opioid crisis in Montgomery County.[36]

The University of Dayton School of Law (2017-Present)

Rossow currently teaches as an adjunct professor of law at The University of Dayton School of law. He teaches Cyberspace Law, an upper-level law school course to 2L/3L students.[39]


Mark Pellegrino and Andrew Rossow from The Guardian Project

Mark Pellegrino and Andrew Rossow from The Guardian Project

YouTube - BBC World News - Attorney Andrew Rossow Talks Britney Spears Conservatorship

YouTube - BBC World News - Attorney Andrew Rossow Talks Britney Spears Conservatorship

Pokemon Go and HuffPost (July 2016 - December 2017)

Rossow attributes his current career in media journalism as a “lucky accident”, following the release of the augmented-reality mobile game, Pokémon Go. In July 2016, Rossow published a legal thesis outlining the legal implications mobile-AR gaming brings to the everyday consumer, using the newly-launched Pokemon Go game, as a case study.

Upon its publication by the Ohio State Bar Association’s Ohio Lawyer, Rossow became the first attorney in the United States to accurately predict the legal battlefield that subsequently ensued involving the legal rights of the game’s developers, Niantic, Inc. and Pokemon Company, as well as its users.

The article went viral, garnering media attention from local Dayton media affiliates, including, Dayton247 (formerly Fox45/ABC22), CBS Dallas, WFAA 8 Dallas, which eventually led to an invitation to join The Huffington Post as a Legal Contributor.[1][10][9]

Forbes Contributor (April 2018 - November 2018)

After six months writing as a legal contributor for HuffPost, Rossow then transitioned to Forbes, helping launch their digital monies section (now, Forbes Crypto).

Rossow has interviewed nationally recognized household names, including, but not limited to Forbes, Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman, Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, Mark Cuban, and Robert Herjavec, Christine McComas, mother and voice to Grace McComas, Lucifer actor Tom Ellis, along with showrunners Ildy Modrovich, andJoe Henderson, Cnet co-founder, Halsey Minor, NBA’s Sacramento Kings organization, U.S. House of Agriculture, AngelList found Kendrick Nguyen, Walmart, IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Michele Romanow, and countless others.[35]

Grit Daily News

In November 2018, Rossow teamed up with award-winning journalist and Executive Editor at Grit Daily News, as co-founder and Managing Editor.[26]

In a matter of months, Rossow grew Grit Daily’s readership and monthly visitors significantly, interviewing household names, including, but not limited to Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, SXSW’s Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest, Dragons' Den ‘dragon’ Michele Romanow, Billy Rae Cyrus, Taylor Hicks, in addition to a number of talent throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

In March 2020, both Rossow and Grit Daily were recognized by Fast Company for their resilience in providing a safe-haven for attendees for the then-cancelled SXSW 2020 festival in Austin, Texas. Rossow was quoted saying that he, along with Grit Daily, “wanted to keep the spirit of South By going...ensuring that for those individuals, brands, and everybody that’s been part of the South By tradition still had somewhere to be, something to take part in. We don’t stop living. We do take caution, always. But we wanted to keep the community of Austin hopeful and happy.”[41]

In April 2020, Rossow and Grit Daily were recognized again by Entrepreneurr Magazine, for how event organizers cultivate resilience in times of short-term losses, referring to the cancellation of SXSW 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[42]

Rossow stepped down as Managing Editor at Grit Daily in April 2021, in pursuit of other entrepreneurial and editorial opportunities.

CoinTelegraph (April 2019 - Present)

Since April 2019, Rossoe has been writing as an Opinion Writer for the blockchain and cryptocurrency news outlet, CoinTelegraph.

He has interviewed household names, including, but not limited to Vitalik Buterin, Brock Pierce, Halsey Minor, Mark Cuban, among countless others.[44]

True Hollywood Talk (April 2020 - Present)

In June 2021, Rossow took on the position of co-founder and Senior Legal Editor at entertainment news outlet, True Hollywood Talk, alongside founders John Gumboc andNitish Kanan.

He currently writes there.[43]

In the summer of 2021, one of Rossow’s pieces on the aftermath of the Ellen DeGeneres controversy, went viral, attracting the attention of Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer, Andy Lassner, receiving an email from Lassner, with just two words: “thank you”.

True Hollywood Talk serves as accredited media for the Grammys, SXSW, Sundance Film and Music Festival, and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Rossow is also a freelance journalist for Bloomberg Law, USA Today Show (Parenting Team), CelebMix.com, Luxe Beat Magazine HackerNoon, Disrupt Magazine, and MillMentor.com.

Disrupt Magazine (April 2021 - Present)

On April 28, 2021, Rossow was officially named as the new Senior Legal Editor and Strategic Operations Advisor to Disrupt Magazine, working alongside Editor-In-Chief Stanley Gatero.

On Rossow’s first day, he created and launched Disrupt Magazine’s first Legal and News sections.[45]

Media Consulting

AR Media Consulting, LLC

December 2020, Rossow launched AR Media Consulting, a multi-service media consulting and reputation management firm, based in Austin, Texas, with a secondary location in Tampa, Florida, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[46]

AR Media helps to leverage relationships throughout the media and journalism landscape, helping to facilitate contractual relationships, along with brand and reputation management services to Hollywood talent.

Current clients include Hollywood media executive Lorenzo Rusin, TV actor Jason Gann, TikTok'sGavin Magnus, Nashville’s, Jesslee,Heartlyn Rae, and Dave McElroy, O.A.R. keyboardist Mike Paris, Netflix stars of “The Circle”, Chris Sapphire and Shubham Goel, along with rising teen actresses Kimaylah Skye Caputo, Alyssa Oster, and Bella Alexandras.[47]

AR Media was also tasked with product placement in major Hollywood films, including,Coming 2 America, No Time to Die, and Top Gun Maverick.


Pop Culture Hero Coalition

In February 2021, Rossow was invited to join the Pop Culture Hero Coalition as a Strategic Advisor, by founders, Chase Masterson and Carrie M. Goldman.[48][49] The Pop Culture Hero Coalition is the first 501(c)(3) organization to stand against bullying, racism, and Misogyny using film, television, and comics.

The Guardian Project

In April 2020, Rossow co-launched The Guardian Project, an anti-cyberbullying project with TV actor, Mark Pellegrino (13 Reasons Why, Supernatural, Lost, Dexter, Being Human), following a Cameo request for Pellegrino to join Rossow’s #CYBERBYTE Movement.

The Guardian Project officially launched on Kickstarter and was successfully funded in December 2016.[50] Both Rossow and Pellegrino have been featured excessively in the media, including, but not limited to Cheddar TV,[51] Broadway World,[52] Us Weekly, Digital Journal, Wake Up With Marci,[53] The Donna Drake Show,[54] Daily Dead,[55] Horror Fuel, among countless others.[56]

As of March 2021, The Guardian Project has enlisted acclaimed Asian-American writer, filmmaker, director, and producer Brian Metcalf, known for his recent film Adverse, starring Mickey Rourke, Sean Astin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Penelope Ann Miller, Thomas Ian Nicholas,Kelly Arjen, Jake T. Austin, Matt Ryan, Andrew Keegan, Aaron Schwartz, Charlene Amoia, and Jesse Garcia. The film was distributed through Lionsgate Entertainment.

The movement has been covered by CBS News [28], Entrepreneur Weekly with Alan Taylor at CES 2019 Las Vegas [29], Pop Culture[30], Digital Trends[31], MSNBC[32], Legal Talk Network [34], and The Jewish Journal [33].


In February 2016, Rossow created and launched #CYBERBYTE, a social media anti-cyberbullying PSA movement, whereby Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley executives would record video PSAs to their respective communities and fanbase on the importance of standing up against online bullying, and tips they have for battling it. The Movement was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine in February 2020.[57]

Participants to the #CYBERBYTE Movement, include, but are not limited to Chris Hansen, Michele Romanow, Brian Cuban, Brock Pierce, Skye Marshall,Camille Hyde, EDM DJ Gareth Emery, Will Friedle, Andrea Iervolino, Jason David Frank, Mark Pellegrino, Jennifer Cohen, Alaina Huffman, Austin St. John, Raelyn Nelson, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Rosenbaum, John DiMaggio, Ryan Merriman, Christine McComas, Barry Bostwick, Maryland Senator Robert C. Byrd, Maryland Senator Robert Zirkin, O.A.R.'s Mikel Paris, Jake Owen, Utah’s Attorney General Sean Reyes, among countless others.

TV & Media Appearances

Andrew Rossow speaks with Dallas FOX4, Jenny Anchondo, on cyber-security tips for the holiday season

Andrew Rossow speaks with Dallas FOX4, Jenny Anchondo, on cyber-security tips for the holiday season

Rossow is frequently seen on BBC World News, Cheddar, ABC, FOX, NBC, and CBS affiliate stations throughout the United States, covering the latest trends with respect to data breaches, social media crimes and advice to keep children safe online. [59][60][61][62]

Andrew Rossow has appeared on the Legal Talk Network: Thinking Like A Lawyerand talked with Jared Correia and Elan Fields about his millennial perspective of the legal industry. He particularly talked about technology, access to justice, machine learning, and unbundled legal services. [15]

In December 2017, Andrew Rossow appeared on WDTN NBC 2 Dayton to talk about net neutrality.

In March 2018, he discussed a few cyber security tips on Fox4 Dallas (KDFW). [12]

He has also made appearances on CBS Dallas and WFAA Channel 8 Dallas. [1]

In June 2020, Rossow gave an interview with Local Profile discussing freedom of the press following the Minneapolis riots.[37]

Personal Life

BBC World News - Attorney & AR Media Consulting CEO Andrew Rossow Talks Amazon's $887M GDPR Fine

BBC World News - Attorney & AR Media Consulting CEO Andrew Rossow Talks Amazon's $887M GDPR Fine

Rossow maintains an active social media presence on multiple platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and Linkedin.

On March 19, 2018, Rossow was involved in a major automobile accident, after a Dayton Public School school bus ran a red light, colliding into Rossow’s vehicle.

While Rossow survived the crash, he continues to suffer chronic back pain and PTSD from the incident.[64]

In July 2020, Rossow published an article to Thrive Global, revealing that he was the victim of a sexual assault when he was 13-years-old at a Jewish summer camp, which is the driving factor behind his career in law and anti-bullying activism.[65] His story was then subsequently picked up by AboveTheLaw, in an article written by Brian Cuban, brother to Dallas Mavericks owner and ‘shark’ on ABC’s Shark Tank, Mark Cuban.[66]

While generally well received, the Thrive Global article drew criticism from a particular news outlet Rossow was formerly associated with, to which Rossow eventually stepped down, simply stating it to be a “toxic workplace environment and a culture he could no longer support.”

Since his revelation, Rossow has continued to stay active in the mental health and wellness space, publicly expressing his support for survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes, and that “men, too, can be victims of sexual assault.”

In March 2021, Rossow announced his engagement to Cassandra Bilyeu, an Austin musician and journalist with Luxe Beat Magazine.

Growing up in Dallas, Rossow is a die-hard fan of the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, and Texas Rangers.[1]


Citation Linkfacebook.comDrew Rossow Law on Facebook
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Citation Linktwitter.comAndrew Rossow on Twitter
Mar 25, 2018, 11:22 PM
Citation Linkcybersmile.org"When Something Hits Close to Home" (via CyberSmile Foundation)
Mar 25, 2018, 11:43 PM
Citation Linkohiobar.org"Gotta catch...a lawsuit?A legal insight into the battlefield Pokémon Go has downloaded onto smartphones and properties around the world" (published in July 2016)
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Citation Linkabaforlawstudents.comDrew's American Bar Association (for Law Students) profile
Mar 26, 2018, 12:13 AM
Citation Linkhuffingtonpost.comAndrew Rossow on Huffington Post
Mar 26, 2018, 12:14 AM
Citation Linkhuffingtonpost.com"“Blockchain 3.0” Uses Cloud Computing To Create An Ecosystem For Building and Deploying Decentralized Applications"
Mar 26, 2018, 12:15 AM
Citation Linkforbes.comAndrew Rossow on Forbes
Mar 26, 2018, 12:16 AM
Citation Linkinstagram.comAndrew Rossow is "Cyber Guy Esq."on Instagram
Mar 26, 2018, 12:16 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comAndrew Rossow on LinkedIn
Mar 26, 2018, 12:21 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comAndrew Rossow on YouTube
Mar 26, 2018, 12:24 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comAndrew Rossow speaks with Dallas FOX4, Jenny Anchondo, on cyber-security tips for the holiday season
Mar 26, 2018, 12:26 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comAndrew Rossow sits down with Fox45's Mike Sullivan to discuss what "Net Neurality" is and how the December 14 decision on whether to repeal it, will affect consumers and businesses
Mar 26, 2018, 12:28 AM
Citation Linkcybersmile.orgCyber Smile Foundation's advisory panel
Mar 26, 2018, 12:32 AM
Citation Linklegaltalknetwork.com"How Millennials View the Legal Industry: Drew Rossow and Elan Fields discuss their millennial perspective of the legal industry"
Mar 26, 2018, 12:37 AM
Citation Linkwdtn.com"Law Professor explains net-neutrality vote" (via WDTN)
Mar 26, 2018, 12:40 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comUD Law Professor on net-neutrality
Mar 26, 2018, 12:41 AM
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