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Deacon, Daniel


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Professor ​Daniel Deacon's interests include administrative law, communications law, property, and civil procedure. His work has appeared in journals such as the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and NYU 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. Professor 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.

Professor Deacon received his JD, summa cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Following graduation, he was a summer law intern at the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General and then clerked for The Hon. A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Recent Publications

"Federal Common Law versus Agency Power: An Essay on Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis." J. Disp. Resol. 2019, no. 2 (2019): 141-8.
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"Justice Scalia on Updating Old Statutes (with Particular Attention to the Communications Act)." Colo. Tech. L.J. 16, no. 1 (2017): 103-19.
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"Agencies and Arbitration." Colum. L. Rev. 117, no. 4 (2017): 991-1052.
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"Administrative Forbearance." Yale L.J. 125, no. 6 (2016): 1548-614.
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