On Friday, July 15, 2022, Eric Dinallo, Avi Gesser, Erez Liebermann, and Anna Gressel participated in the latest installment of Debevoise’s Insurance Series webcast to discuss the implications of the recent California Insurance Department Bulletin on Allegations of Racial Bias and Unfair Discrimination in Marketing, Rating, Underwriting, and Claims Practices by the Insurance Industry.  Their discussion included:

  • The scope of the Bulletin beyond AI, to cover models that use Big Data for marketing, underwriting, claims processing and fraud investigations;
  • Which data inputs may be scrutinized as potential proxies for protected classes;
  • Transparency and explainability expectations; and
  • Practical steps companies can take to mitigate regulatory and reputational risks when using AI and Big Data.

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Eric R. Dinallo is Chair of the Debevoise insurance regulatory practice and a member of its Financial Institutions and White Collar & Regulatory Defense Groups in New York. He can be reached at edinallo@debevoise.com.


Anna R. Gressel is an associate and a member of the firm’s Data Strategy & Security Group and its FinTech and Technology practices. Her practice focuses on representing clients in regulatory investigations, supervisory examinations, and civil litigation related to artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Ms. Gressel has a deep knowledge of regulations, supervisory expectations, and industry best practices with respect to AI governance and compliance. She regularly advises boards and senior legal executives on governance, risk, and liability issues relating to AI, privacy, and data governance. She can be reached at argressel@debevoise.com.


Avi Gesser is Co-Chair of the Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising major companies on a wide range of cybersecurity, privacy and artificial intelligence matters. He can be reached at agesser@debevoise.com.


Erez is a litigation partner and a member of the Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising major businesses on a wide range of complex, high-impact cyber-incident response matters and on data-related regulatory requirements. Erez can be reached at eliebermann@debevoise.com