On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, Avi Gesser, Charu Chandrasekhar, and Michelle Huang from the Data Strategy and Security Group, and Kevin Schmidt in our Mergers & Acquisitions Group, discussed how PE firms are using AI and ways to identify and mitigate AI-related risks.

Key takeaways from the discussion included answers to the following questions:

  • How are PE firms currently using AI?
  • What are the regulatory or other risks that may be associated with the use of AI by a PE firm and its portfolio companies?
  • How should PE firms approach AI policies, procedures and governance?
  • How can PE firms harness the potential of AI while also mitigating the potential risks associated with its use, and how can they help their portfolio companies do the same?

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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.


Charu A. Chandrasekhar is a litigation partner based in the New York office and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Data Strategy & Security Groups. Her practice focuses on securities enforcement and government investigations defense and cybersecurity regulatory counseling and defense.


Kevin Schmidt is a corporate partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Co-Chair of the firm's Private Equity Group and a member of the Special Situations team. He has worked extensively on acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic investments, including cross-border transactions for both private equity and corporate clients. He can be reached at kmschmidt@debevoise.com.


Michelle Huang is an associate in the Litigation Department.