​Daniel Deacon is an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. His interests include administrative law, communications law, data privacy, and federal courts.

Deacon's work has appeared in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Administrative Law Review. He has written about executive enforcement discretion, processes for deregulation, agency regulation of arbitration agreements, and the history and future of communications and Internet regulation.

Deacon previously taught at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Harvard Law School. He practiced law at Jones Day and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he handled matters involving telecommunications and Internet regulation, data-breach response, bankruptcy, and other areas. He has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Communications Commission and at all three levels of the federal judiciary.

Following graduation, he was a summer law intern at the US Office of the Solicitor General and then clerked for The Hon. A. Raymond Randolph of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.