A counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Digital Technology Group, Anna Gressel advises leading businesses on a wide range of complex and high-impact matters related to AI, blockchain and other innovative technologies. She was recently named by Re-Work as one of the “Top 100 Women Leading AI in 2023.”
Anna is deeply experienced in regulatory investigations, examinations and civil litigation related to digital technologies. She leverages her extensive knowledge of emerging regulations and industry best practices to counsel companies in implementing effective compliance, governance, and enterprise risk management policies and procedures to mitigate AI legal and regulatory risks. She has also represented global financial institutions and technology companies in challenging and complex regulatory inquiries and supervisory examinations concerning AI and data governance.
Anna regularly advises clients on the applicability of a broad range of laws and regulations to AI and emerging technologies, including the EU AI Act, Digital Services Act, Communications Decency Act, General Data Protection Regulation, Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Copyright Act, FTC Act, federal banking regulations, and state insurance, privacy and biometric privacy laws. She has advised major public companies, global financial institutions, insurers, technology companies, fintech companies, blockchain and DeFi companies, and private equity and venture capital firms.
Anna is an active thought leader and speaker on emerging issues related to AI and data regulation, enforcement and litigation. She is the co-founder of the Women in AI Law and Governance Network, and previously created and chaired a roundtable series in collaboration with the IEEE focused on delivering cutting-edge information on AI regulation and risk management to senior legal executives. She also actively participates in industry efforts to establish best practices in the areas of AI risk management, compliance and governance.
Anna is actively involved in the development of junior lawyers, and particularly women lawyers. She currently serves as a commissioner on the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession, and was previously a member of the board of directors of Ms. JD, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession. She also co-chairs the National Association of Women Lawyer’s Next Level Affinity Group.
Anna was awarded the senior prize in neuroscience while at Pomona College. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, she was the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Morocco. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.