Michael Fawcett

BSc (UToronto), JD (Harvard), Bar of Ontario, California and District of Columbia

Michael Fawcett works as Crown Counsel and is the provincial coordinator for cybercrime within the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario. He also is team lead for the country’s first and only dedicated group of cybercrime Crowns. He provides legal assistance on various cyber- and crypto-related law enforcement investigations, and also appears in court regularly on cybercrime, search and seizure, and digital-privacy related matters. Michael teaches cybercrime law at the University of Ottawa and previously at Western University and Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2008, Michael practiced law in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit, before returning to Canada and joining the Attorney General’s Office.