ONG-ISAC & Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP

Title: Generative AI – Managing Legal Risks


ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies like Google Bard have exploded onto the scene in recent months. Already they have passed law school and business school exams, drafted sermons and generated reams of mostly accurate writings. Following its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT had 100 million users by February. While it is entertaining and relatively risk-free to test these out at home, the more difficult questions relate to adoption on a large scale by businesses. There are myriad business use cases for these new technologies, but what are the appropriate processes to evaluate and reduce legal risks, and what use cases go too far?

Hunton Andrews Kurth lawyers Lisa Sotto, Tyler Maddry, Michael Levine and Robert Quackenboss discussed the legal risks in using generative AI, and how to evaluate and manage those risks.


  • Lisa Sotto (Partner, Privacy & Cybersecurity)
  • Tyler Maddry (Partner, Intellectual Property)
  • Michael Levine (Partner, Insurance Coverage)
  • Robert Quackenboss (Partner, Labor & Employment)


Lisa Sotto – Lisa chairs the firm’s top-ranked global privacy and cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. Lisa has received widespread recognition for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. Chambers USA quotes clients who call her a “market leader,” noting that she is “widely considered the best.” Another client reported that “she is a strong leader with fantastic advice. She does great work on advisory boards and her leadership in the industry has really moved it forward.” Chambers and Partners honored Lisa with the 2021 Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession award, which is given to only one lawyer each year for  exceptional achievements, and noted that a peer enthused, “Lisa Sotto is a legend.” Clients have called Lisa “the high priestess of privacy” and “the queen of breach.” She was named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” an honor bestowed on practicing attorneys who are making the biggest impact in the legal world.

Tyler Maddry – As co-head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Tyler focuses his practice on complex intellectual property
and technology contracts. Tyler represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups in structuring, drafting and negotiating complex intellectual property and technology contracts, including patent and technology license agreements, joint development agreements, master services agreements, software licenses, software as a service (SaaS) agreements, data licensing, API license agreements, technology escrow agreements, trademark license agreements, university license agreements, and IP and technology transfer agreements. He also has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating IP and technology provisions in M&A transactions, conducting IP and IT due diligence investigations, advising on open source software compliance, litigation of intellectual property rights, and resolution of IP and technology contract disputes. His practice covers a range of industries, including energy, life sciences, fintech and blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and information technology.

Michael Levine – Mike is a Legal 500 and Chambers USA-ranked lawyer with more than 25 years of experience litigating insurance
disputes and advising clients on insurance coverage matters. Mike Levine is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office and a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery team. Mike’s policyholder representation focuses on:

  • Property damage and business interruption claims, including COVID-19 losses
  • Commercial, professional, corporate and employment liabilities under CGL,
    pollution, E&O, D&O and EPLI insurance policies
  • Cyber risk and media liability claims
  • Construction liability and damage under Builders’ Risk, OCIP, CCIP, Construction
    Bonds and Inland Marine Coverages
  • Captive Insurance
  • Event cancellation insurance counseling
  • Representations and warranties coverage

Mike has spent his entire career advising clients about insurance and handling insurance coverage disputes. Previously, Mike represented the insurance industry in some of the highest-stakes matters, including the property, liability and reconstruction appraisal proceedings arising from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Since 2005, Mike has exclusively helped policyholders maximize their insurance recoveries, where Mike leverages his substantial insurance industry experience to obtain the greatest possible recoveries.

Robert Quackenboss – Bob litigates complex employment, labor and business disputes. Bob is a litigator who represents businesses in resolving their complex labor, employment, trade secret, non-compete and related commercial disputes. He was recognized as a Labor & Employment Star in Benchmark Litigation’s Rankings, 2019-2022. He advises employers regarding union organizing activities, manages
union election campaigns and litigates labor arbitrations nationwide. He also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Unfair Competition and Information Protection Task Force, which concentrates on trade secret theft, restrictive covenant and non-competition matters. He handles complex employment discrimination, harassment, and wage and-hour disputes, including class and collective actions.

Bob’s practice includes a focus on data and emerging technology in the workplace. He designs and defends programs for conducting criminal background checks in  the hiring process, and is a leader in the firm’s L&E Emerging Technology Practice Group.