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Michael Levy

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Michael Levy

Adjunct Professor of Law

Michael Levy was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for more than 37 years. From September 2001 until September 2017, he was the Chief of Computer Crimes at the United States Attorney’s Office. He is now retired from the Department of Justice.

He served in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1980 with two one-year excursions into private practice. He 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 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 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 Carey 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. 


  • LLBPenn1969
  • ABBrown University1966

Courses Taught

  • Cybercrime Seminar