Daniel Dea­con is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Law School, where he focus­es on admin­is­tra­tive law and com­mu­ni­ca­tions law.

Deacon has written about a broad range of topics, including agencies’ obligation to respond to alternatives to their chosen course of action, agency regulation of arbitration agreements, and the history and future of telecommunications and internet regulation. His article on the US Supreme Court’s recent major questions cases, co-written with Professor Leah Litman, won the Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law from the American Constitution Society. His work has appeared in journals such as the Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law ReviewThe Yale Law Journal, and Administrative Law Review.

Before entering academia, Deacon practiced law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He has experience representing clients before the Federal Communications Commission and at all three levels of the federal judiciary. While at the Law School, he represented the ACLU of Michigan before the Michigan Supreme Court, helping to secure a ruling that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the state’s civil rights laws.