Judy Selby

Partner

New York
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Judy Selby is co-leader of BakerHostetler's Information Governance team and founded the E-discovery and Technology Management team. She also defends class action lawsuits and recently won the complete dismissal of a data breach class action in Polanco v. Omnicell, Inc. She handles cutting edge privacy, data breach, information governance, cyber insurance, and insurance coverage matters. She also has successfully completed a course on Tackling the Challenges of Big Data with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professional Education. Judy is co-chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Cyber Liability Committee and is a member of the ABA Big Data Committee and the Sedona Conference Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group 11. She has more than 20 years of experience in large scale first- and third-party complex insurance coverage matters, providing a full range of services from opinion work, coverage gap analysis, claims counseling, broker liability, settlement negotiations, international arbitration, and all phases of insurance coverage litigation.

Judy is a member of the Law360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board, the Editorial Advisory Board of Law Technology News, the Professional Liability Underwriters Association, and the Defense Research Institute. She is also a contributor to InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com and Datfloq.com. Judy was honored as LawCrossing's Law Job Star in July 2014, featured in Law Technology News as a leading woman in technology, and has been quotes in Forbes, Reuters, Law360, and Law Technology News regarding information-related issues. She was selected as the LXBN Leader in May 2015 and as a finalist for CLM's 2015 Outside Counsel of the Year award. 

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  • Supports due diligence concerning information-related and Big Data issues in merger and acquisitions transactions.
  • Won complete dismissal of data breach class action. Polanco v. Omnicell, Inc., Civ. No. 13-1417 (NLH/KMW), slip op. (D.N.J. Dec. 26, 2013).
  • Has extensive experience in international arbitrations, including a three-week hearing in London involving a pharmaceutical coverage claim under the Bermuda policy form.
  • Has tried cases in federal and state courts involving business interruption, bad faith, and environmental liability claims, including a successful 10-week trial on the issues of misrepresentation and expectation of injury.
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Experience

  • Supports due diligence concerning information-related and Big Data issues in merger and acquisitions transactions.
  • Won complete dismissal of data breach class action. Polanco v. Omnicell, Inc., Civ. No. 13-1417 (NLH/KMW), slip op. (D.N.J. Dec. 26, 2013).
  • Has extensive experience in international arbitrations, including a three-week hearing in London involving a pharmaceutical coverage claim under the Bermuda policy form.
  • Has tried cases in federal and state courts involving business interruption, bad faith, and environmental liability claims, including a successful 10-week trial on the issues of misrepresentation and expectation of injury.

Recognitions

  • LawCrossing: "Legal Job Star" (2014)

Memberships

  • Law Technology News: Editorial Advisory Board
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Law 360: Insurance Editorial Advisory Board (2014 to 2015)

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Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2002
  • Oregon, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • New York, 2001
  • California, 1993

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1992
  • B.S., The College of Mount Saint Vincent, 1980

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Data Privacy Monitor
As FCC Flexes New Consumer Protection and Privacy Regulatory Enforcement Muscles Against ISPs, Some Call for Expanded Authority Over Online Services
July 2, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed a record $100M forfeiture fine against a global telecommunications company for alleged deceptive data plan promotions. The FCC’s fine comes on the heels of revisions to its 2010 Open...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
A Year Later: The Impact of Halliburton II Is Still Developing
July 1, 2015
In June 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund Inc. (“Halliburton II”), a putative class action in which Halliburton investors alleged that the company made misrepresentations designed to...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Class Certification of California Price Advertisement Case Gives Cause for Concern
June 30, 2015
Spann v. JCPenney and People of California v. Overstock.com By Rodger L. Eckelberry, Rand L. McClellan, and Jacqueline K. Matthews June 30, 2015 A recent class certification decision in California involving challenges to a retailer’s price...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Canada Moves Forward with Mandatory Federal Security Breach Notification Law
June 23, 2015
On June 18, 2015, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced that the Digital Privacy Act, which amends Canada’s foundational Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), has received royal assent and is now law...
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Data Privacy Monitor
FTC Clarifies Native and Online Ad Obligations
June 17, 2015
The FTC, in recent staff statements, has sought to clarify advertisers’ and publishers’ obligations regarding native advertising and social media promotions, particularly regarding when and how to clarify to readers that a message is...
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