On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 11:00 AM Eastern, Debevoise’s Avi Gesser and Anna Gressel joined Nicolette Nowak from Beamery to discuss New York City’s Automated Employment Decision Tool Law (“AEDT”), other similar laws and regulations, and what AI application providers can do to best assist their customers’ compliance efforts.

More information on Beamery’s webcast, “Impending AI Regulatory Changes in HR,” can be found below.  To view an on-demand recording of the webcast, please click here.

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New York City passed a law aimed at reducing bias in automated employment decisions, which comes into effect on January 1, 2023. The NYC Automated Employment Decision Tool Law places compliance obligations on employers in New York City that use AI tools. Accordingly, companies should pay close attention to any AI tools or algorithms being used in the hiring process to ensure that they are compliant with these emerging requirements.

Similar laws are likely to be enacted in other jurisdictions. The European Union (EU) has proposed to regulate the use of AI in HR, which could impose similar obligations on service providers and employers.

Avi Gesser and Anna Gressel from Debevoise, along with Nicolette Nowak from Beamery, examine the latest regulations from New York City and what service providers can be doing to help their customers with compliance.

in 45 minutes, we explore:

  • Why the new regulations are being introduced
  • The requirements & implications for organizations
  • What this means for AI application providers
  • Beamery’s AI compliance initiatives

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.


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.