Artificial Intelligence: Crime, Security and International Regulation

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NYU Law and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity hosted a conference on AI Crime, Security & International Regulation on November 9. This conference considered both the opportunities and risks of AI in crime, national security, and international regulation. Senior government, industry, and civil society speakers will discuss tools and capabilities of AI in law enforcement and national security and the civil liberties concerns with its use. The keynote will focus on international AI regulation, with a panel of AI law and policy experts to follow. 

“CLE Attorney Affirmation Form”:


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking, Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Randal Milch, 
Co-Chair, NYU Center for Cybersecurity; Professor of Practice, NYU School of Law


9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel 1 – AI Crimes and Crime Fighting

Link to YouTube:

(1.5 CLE Credits Available)*

How has, and will, AI enable criminal endeavors? What tools and capabilities does AI supply to law enforcement for investigating and prosecuting complex criminal investigations? What are the civil liberties concerns on this new battlefront and how do they affect the way these tools may be used?

Ian Gray, VP of Cyber Threat Intelligence Operations, Flashpoint

Will McKeen, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Hoan Ton-That, CEO and Co-Founder, Clearview AI

Kyle Wilson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S. Department of Justice

Moderated by Leonard Bailey, Special Counsel for National Security/Head of Cybersecurity Unit, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Coffee and Networking


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Panel 2 – AI and National Security: New Frontiers

Link to YouTube:

(1.5 CLE Credits Available)*

How has AI changed the national security landscape? What issues arise from AI enabled intelligence gathering, surveillance, and offensive and defensive cyber operations?

Jacqueline Acker, Deputy Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, Central Intelligence Agency

John Costello, Principal, WestExec Advisors; Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program, CNAS

Jonathan Fischbach, Associate Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense

Rebecca Ulam Weiner, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department

Moderated by Samuel Rascoff, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Faculty Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security


12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Address

Link to YouTube:

International AI Regulation

Thomas Schneider, Ambassador and Director of International Relations, Swiss Federal Office of Communication; Chair of Council of Europe Committee on AI


12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Networking Lunch

A box lunch will be available for all participants.

1:10 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Keynote Fireside Chat

A Closer Look at the EU AI Act

Kai Zenner, Head of Office & Digital Policy Adviser to Axel Voss, Member of European Parliament

Natalie Tecimer, Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity


1:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Panel 3 – The Global Race to Regulate AI

Link to YouTube:

(1.5 CLE Credits Available)*

Amid domestic U.S. chatter about AI regulation, Europe has moved steadily forward to regulate AI tech in ways that will have global impact. What are the goals of EU regulation of AI? What is the current status of regulatory efforts in the US? What is the regulatory and business impact in the U.S. and worldwide?

Kate McKenzie, Senior Counsel, Office of Privacy and Civil

Liberties, U.S. Department of Justice

Nubiaa Shabaka, Global Chief Cyber Legal and Privacy Officer, Adobe

Alexander Southwell, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Moderated by Judith Germano, Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; founder and lead counsel, GermanoLaw LLC


2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Randal Milch, Co-Chair, NYU Center for Cybersecurity; Professor of Practice, NYU School of Law


*For each panel, 0.5 credits in cybersecurity-general and 1 credit in professional practice is available.


This meeting will follow a hybrid format.  Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided for all in-person attendees. 

This event has been approved for 4.5 New York State CLE credits.

CLE Reading Materials:


Panel 1 on AI and Crime


Panel 2 on AI and National Security


Panel 3 on AI Regulation