Biography

Michael Pastor is the Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs and Franchises and the General Counsel, Citywide IT of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), where he oversees the department’s Legal, Audit & Policy Management, and Franchise Divisions and advises the Commissioner and agency staff on all legal matters. He is also the General Counsel for the New York City Cyber Command. Before joining DoITT and the Cyber Command, he worked as Senior Counsel at the New York City Law Department in the Appeals Division, representing the City’s agencies in over 100 appeals, and the Legal Counsel Division, where he advised the Mayor’s Office and other agencies on legislation and policy initiatives. He also served as the First Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator in the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York. Before beginning City service, he practiced as a corporate litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP and as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Alexander Williams in the U.S. District of Maryland. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and member of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Pastor has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctorate from the New York University School of Law.