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Michael Levy L'69

Adjunct Professor of Law

Michael Levy


Michael Levy is the Chief of Computer Crimes at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has served in the U.S. Department of Justice since 1980 with two one-year excursions into private practice. He has prosecuted fraud, drug, tax, and organized crime cases, as well as handling civil and criminal forfeiture actions. From 1991 to 1993, he was the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. From 1993 until 2001, he was the First Assistant United States Attorney. From September 2001 until May 2009 and since May 2010, he has been the Chief of Computer Crimes. From April until September 2001 and from May 2009 until May 2010, he was appointed by the Attorney General to serve as interim United States Attorney until the confirmation of a presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney.



As Chief of Computer Crime, Mr. Levy has prosecuted computer intrusion, computer fraud, theft of trade secrets, counterfeit goods, and federal crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.



Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Mr. Levy worked as a Public Defender and as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also had his own law practice for four years. He is a 1966 graduate (cum laude) of Brown University and a 1969 Penn Law graduate, where he was a finalist in the Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition.



Mr. Levy is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Sentencing
  • Evidence

Courses

  • Cybercrime Seminar

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