On May 18, 2023 Debevoise & Plimpton hosted the Second Annual Cyber Counsel Conference. Peers on cyber legal teams gathered for a day of candid conversation, exclusive guests and lots of opportunities for networking.

This year’s program brought together speakers from in-house, regulatory agencies and law enforcement:

  • Eric Goldstein, the Deputy Director of CISA, opened the conference with a keynote about cyber priorities;
  • The FBI team behind the Hive Ransomware take-down flew up from Tampa to discuss the case and were joined by an expert from Coveware to discuss the latest threat intelligence;
  • The leader of the SEC’s exam team joined to discuss cyber exam priorities and the new proposed regulations;
  • The audience heard from top cyber-policy experts from both the financial services and tech sectors on the regulatory and policy landscape;
  • A panel of CISOs spoke about challenges from the front line;
  • Finally, the group heard from experts on the new cyber implications of AI and the latest cyber-regulatory trends in Europe.

For news about next year’s conference, watch this space.


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.


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