Michael Deyo is Deputy Counsel for the New York State Police. In this role Mr. Deyo provides a broad range of general legal counsel services, with particular emphasis on legislative drafting and guidance; electronic surveillance laws; novel legal questions pertaining to electronic evidence; federal and state laws related to criminal and counterterrorism intelligence functions; and the investigation of crimes facilitated by the use of electronic devices.

Prior to joining the State Police, Mr. Deyo was in private practice with an Albany-based law firm for several years, focusing on corporate investigations, regulatory compliance, complex litigation, forensic investigations, and privacy laws. Before that, Mr. Deyo led the information security, electronic discovery, and computer forensics practices for a private consulting firm. Mr. Deyo has worked on a wide variety of computer crime, information assurance, privacy, and data security investigations over a span of more than 15 years.

Mr. Deyo received a B.S. in Criminal Justice—Economic Crime Investigation from Utica College of Syracuse University in 2000, and his J.D. from Albany Law School in 2007.


Michael W. Deyo, Esq. ’07

Assistant Counsel, New York State Police