Full Name
Gail Gottehrer
Job Title
Vice President, Global Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Government Relations
Fresh Del Monte
Speaker Bio
Gail is a Vice President in the Legal Department at Del Monte Fresh Produce, where she is responsible for Global Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Government Relations. She is an expert on the cybersecurity, privacy, and legal issues associated the data collected and used by emerging technologies including AI, biometric devices and sensors, autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things, blockchain, and the metaverse. She is also one of the few defense lawyers to have been involved in the trial of a class action to verdict before a jury.

Gail has taught Law for Knowledge Innovation at Columbia University and is a Fellow at the Center for Legal Innovation at Vermont Law School. She has taught technology law courses for judges at the National Judicial College and the New York State Judicial Institute, and has guest lectured on vehicle data regulation at Stanford University, the Wharton School, and Interpol.

Gail founded and leads the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession and is a former Chairperson of that Committee. She also serves at Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Intellectual Property & Technology Affinity Group.

An internationally recognized thought leader, Gail served as a peer reviewer for Interpol’s Framework for Responding to a Drone Incident and was a speaker at Interpol’s 2019 Car Cyber Threats Expert Group Meeting. A member of the Atomium – European Institute for Science, Media and Democracy’s AI4People Automotive Committee, she co-authored a paper, AI4People: Ethical Guidelines for the Automotive Sector – Fundamental Requirements and Practical Recommendations, that was published in the International Journal of Technoethics (Volume 12, Issue 1, January-June 2021). She is also a member of the ITU’s Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving and a contributor to its recently published report, Automated Driving Safety Data Protocol – Ethical and Legal Considerations of Continual Monitoring.

Gail was selected as one the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM and one of the Connecticut Technology Council’s 2016 Women of Innovation. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served as a law clerk in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
Gail Gottehrer