The Debevoise Data Strategy & Security (DSS) practice is global and interdisciplinary combining our cybersecurity, privacy, business continuity, artificial intelligence, M&A diligence and data governance practices into one fully integrated and coordinated group.
Together, we advise leading companies on responding to cybersecurity events, including regulatory inquiries and civil litigation. We also advise our clients on their overall data strategy, including how to protect and optimize the data that they maintain on premises, with vendors and in the cloud. Our strategic advice includes both legal and technical assistance with the data issues that arise in M&A diligence, licensing and vendor contracting. In addition, we help our clients determine what data they should delete or not collect because of cybersecurity, privacy or other risks.
Because we lead responses to cyber incidents of all sizes and types globally, and on a continuous basis, we are able to channel that deep experience into helping all of our clients improve their preparations, including by assessing their plans, processes, resources, and ability to respond quickly and effectively to a major cyber breach, operational disruption or other significant data or technology event.
We are able to leverage our worldwide network of law enforcement contacts in the event of an incident. Our team includes several former federal cybercrime prosecutors, including the former leader of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, the former leader of the Department’s response to national security cyber threats, and two former Assistant U.S. Attorneys who brought landmark cyber cases in the country’s federal courts.
Our services are based on experience in the trenches of many of the country’s landmark cyber and privacy incidents (including many non-public incidents). Our lawyers have deep technical knowledge that allows them to translate complex technical findings into legal and business decision points. This has enabled us to provide a pragmatic approach to identifying and coordinating the key elements of effective incident response and overall data strategy.
Episode 13: The Future of Artificial Intelligence Regulation – A Recap of Recent Developments and What Companies Can Do Now to Prepare
May 3, 2021
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel with guest speaker Stephen McDougall
Episode 12: Artificial Intelligence and Consumer Data - A Discussion with Kaitlin Asrow, Fintech Policy Advisor for Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
3 March 2021
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel, Kaitlin Asrow
Episode 11: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Insurance – A Discussion with Stefan Toi of Aon Cyber Solutions and Marcello Antonucci of Beazley on Navigating “AI Gaps” in Cyber Insurance Coverage
6 January 2021
Avi Gesser, Keith Slattery, Anna Gressel, Marcello Antonucci, Stefan Toi
Supervising AI: The Role of Corporate Boards
16 November 2020
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel, Edward Stroz
Episode 10: Artificial Intelligence and the Insurance Sector- A Discussion with Jon Godfread, North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance and Chair of the NAIC Artificial Intelligence Working Group
13 October 2020
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel, Jon Godfread
Episode 9: Artificial Intelligence and Consumer Protection Risks - A Discussion with Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection
6 August 2020
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel, Andrew Smith
Episode 8: Artificial Intelligence Regulation in the Securities Industry - A Discussion with Haimera Workie of FINRA's Office of Financial Innovation
23 July 2020
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel
Episode 7 - Safeguarding Employees’ Credentials and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Data Stored in the Cloud and on Employees’ Personal Devices.
7 July, 2020
Avi Gesser, Mengyi Xu, Luke Tenery, Joe Shepley
Episode 6: Ransomware 2.0 - A Discussion with Dave Wong of FireEye Mandiant on the Evolving Threat Landscape, Risk Mitigation Strategies, and Legal and Practical Considerations
23 June 2020
Avi Gesser, HJ Brehmer
Episode 5: How to Demonstrate “Reasonable Cybersecurity Procedures” for Regulatory Inquiries and Litigation
16 June 2020
Avi Gesser, Stephanie Cipolla
Returning to Work in the US: Key Employment Law Considerations
5 June 2020
Alexander Cochran, Eric Dinallo, Avi Gesser, Jyotin Hamid, Tricia Sherno
Episode 4: Emerging Cybersecurity Issues for PE Sponsors and Portfolio Companies
21 May 2020
Luke Dembosky, Avi Gesser
Episode 3: Protecting Policyholder Data: Risks and lessons for insurers from the first weeks of work-from-home arrangements due to COVID-19
8 May 2020
Luke Dembosky, Eric Dinallo, Avi Gesser
Episode 2: Artificial Intelligence Regulation - A Discussion with Matthew Homer of the NYDFS on Reducing Risks Arising from AI Programs
21 April 2020
Avi Gesser, Anna Gressel, Matthew Homer
Episode 1: Reducing Cybersecurity and Related Regulatory Risks Arising from Remote Working Arrangements
1 April 2020
Luke Dembosky, Avi Gesser, Justin Herring
Are You Ready for CCPA?
19 November 2019
Jeremy Feigelson, Kate Saba, Warren Metlitzky
Life Under GDPR: A Breach Response Scenario
23 May 2017
Pierre Clermontel, Luke Dembosky, Jane Shvets, Anna V. Maximenko, Dr. Friedrich Popp