Anna R. Gressel is a senior commercial litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and a member of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Data Strategy & Security groups. She actively advises clients on the legal and regulatory implications of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and other emerging technologies. Her practice includes not only representing companies in regulatory inquiries concerning AI, but also assisting companies in developing AI principles and governance mechanisms.

Ms. Gressel also regularly speaks on issues concerning AI regulatory and litigation trends. She is a member of the Law Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and she also participates in industry efforts to establish best practices in the areas of AI explainability, risk assessment, and governance. Her recent publications include “The Future of AI Regulation: 24 Ways That Companies Can Reduce Their Regulatory and Reputational AI Risks,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog (May, 2021); “The Future of AI Regulation: The FTC’s New Guidance on Using AI Truthfully, Fairly, and Equitably,” Compliance & Enforcement (May, 2021); “The Future of AI Regulation: Draft Legislation from the European Commission Shows the Coming AI Legal Landscape,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog (April, 2021); “Tips for Creating a Sensible Cybersecurity and AI Risk Framework for Critical Vendors,” Compliance & Enforcement (February, 2021); “SEC Settlement With Hedge Fund Offers Corporate AI Lessons,” Law360 (January, 2021); “Destruction Emerges as a Powerful Enforcement Measure for AI: FTC Requires Company to Delete Models Trained with Improperly Utilized Consumer Data,” Compliance & Enforcement (January, 2021); “Banks, Fintech Firms Eyeing CFPB Proposal on Consumer Access to Financial Records,” Bloomberg Law (December, 2020); “Health Care AI Increasingly In Crosshairs Of State, Fed. Gov't,” Law360 (9 January, 2020); “German Report May Be Road Map For Future AI Regulation,” Law360 (12 November 2019); “Storm Clouds or Silver Linings? Assessing the Impact of the U.S. CLOUD Act on Cross-Border Criminal Investigations,” American Bar Association Litigation Journal (Fall 2018); and “Do the Apps Have Ears? Cross-Device Tracking,” Bloomberg BNA, Privacy & Security Law Report, 15 PVLR 1421, (7 November, 2016).

Ms. Gressel received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Pomona College, where she was awarded the senior prize in neuroscience. Prior to law school, Ms. Gressel was the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Morocco. She currently sits on the board of directors of Ms. JD, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession.


  • Harvard Law School, 2014, J.D.
  • Pomona College, 2006, B.A.

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