On May 21, 2020, Avi Gesser and Luke Dembosky discussed the latest cybersecurity and privacy considerations for financial sponsors and PE-backed portfolio companies, including:

  • The unique cybersecurity challenges facing PE firms and their portfolio companies
  • Strategies to address the added cyber risks of remote work
  • Current areas of regulatory focus relating to data security
  • Managing other data-related risks, including data minimization and use of AI

Here is the link to the Webcast: Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Webcast on PE Firms and Portfolio Companies

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Avi Gesser is a Debevoise cybersecurity and litigation partner. He is a member of the Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Group, as well as the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Avi has extensive experience advising on a wide range of cybersecurity matters, incident response issues, data strategy concerns and artificial intelligence risks. He can be reached at agesser@debevoise.com.


Luke Dembosky is a Debevoise litigation partner based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice and a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. His practice focuses on cybersecurity incident preparation and response, internal investigations, civil litigation and regulatory defense, as well as national security issues. He can be reached at ldembosky@debevoise.com.