Biography

Mr. Gesser is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department.  He represents clients in a wide range of cybersecurity issues, white collar criminal defense matters and investigations, as well as complex commercial litigation.

Recently, Mr. Gesser has represented companies who have experienced cyber events in coordinating with experts to conduct investigations; communicating with regulators, law enforcement, insurers and auditors; assessing various federal, state and international regulatory disclosure obligations; and representing the companies in related civil litigation and regulatory investigations. 

Mr. Gesser has also been advising several companies on their compliance with various cybersecurity regulations, cybersecurity governance issues, cloud migration, data minimization, and cybersecurity risk disclosures. 

From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Gesser was the Counsel to the Chief of the Justice Department, Criminal Division’s Fraud Section.

From early 2011 through August 2013, Mr. Gesser was the Deputy Director of the Justice Department, Criminal Division’s BP Oil Spill Task Force.

Mr. Gesser is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity issues and the primary author of the Davis Polk Cyber Breach Center.

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