On October 20, 2023, Avi Gesser, Kristin Snyder and Matt Kelly from the Debevoise AI Practice Group, hosted a webcast that reviewed some of the key challenges for deployment of AI systems, along with special guest, Andrew McLaughlin, Co-founder & Partner at Higher Ground Labs. They also discussed a practical framework for analyzing AI adoption risk and some of the other decisions relating to adoption of AI and implementation of governance programs.

Key topics included:

  • A four-factor framework for analysis of AI adoption risk
  • The evolving menu of enterprise Generative AI tools and the associated risks and benefits of each
  • How to use your own documents to enhance AI use cases (fine tuning vs. RAG)
  • Validation of generative AI models and deciding whether a particular model is fit for purpose

To receive an on-demand recording for the webcast, please click HERE.

A law.com article on the webcast is available HERE.

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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.


Kristin Snyder is a litigation partner and member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Her practice focuses on securities-related regulatory and enforcement matters, particularly for private investment firms and other asset managers.


Matthew Kelly is a litigation counsel based in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising the firm’s growing number of clients on matters related to AI governance, compliance and risk management, and on data privacy. He can be reached at makelly@debevoise.com