Avi Gesser

Avi Gesser

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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Mr Gesser is a partner in Davis Polk’s litigation department. He represents clients in a wide range of cybersecurity issues, enforcement and investigation matters, and complex commercial litigation.

As a principal member of Davis Polk’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice, Mr Gesser has substantial experience advising clients on compliance with various cybersecurity regulations, enhancing cybersecurity policies, procedures, training and governance, cloud migration, and data minimisation, as well as cybersecurity risk disclosures and due diligence. He advises clients who have experienced data breaches and ransom-related cyber incidents, and has conducted internal investigations relating to cybersecurity events, such as phishing and spoofing attacks, and represented companies in related civil litigations and regulatory investigations. Mr Gesser was recently retained by a global financial services firm in connection with a sophisticated attack on their computer system, as well as several international financial institutions on complying with the New York Department of Financial Services cyber regulations. He is also a frequent commentator on cybersecurity issues and the primary author of the Davis Polk Cyber Blog.

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