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. She handles cutting edge privacy, data breach, information governance, cyber insurance, and insurance coverage matters, including TCPA claims. She also has successfully completed courses on Tackling the Challenges of Big Data and Crisis Management/Business Continuity 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, Datfloq.com, and BigDataMadeSimple.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 quoted in Forbes, Reuters, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, Insurance Business America, The National Law Journal, 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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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Plaintiffs Fold on Their Full Tilt Poker Actions Following Court’s Rejection of Class Certification and Proposed Settlement
August 28, 2015
Weeks after having their motion for class certification denied and a proposed global settlement rejected, the plaintiffs in three actions against entities and individuals involved in the Full Tilt Poker Internet gambling operation have...
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Data Privacy Monitor
2015 BakerHostetler Security Incident Response Report Provides Insight Beyond Technical Incidents
August 27, 2015
There is no longer a debate – security incidents are inevitable. Organizations are working to be better prepared to respond when the first sign of an incident is detected (often at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday). So what kind of incidents should...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Federal Trade Commission Joins with Industry Experts to Provide Start-Ups and Developers with Practical Advice at “Start with Security” Conference
August 24, 2015
The FTC has a history of offering practical advice to organizations and consumers to protect against security threats and related concerns, and is continuing this practice with the upcoming – and very first – “Start with Security”...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Judge Easterbrook Holds Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Does Not Moot an Individual TCPA Claim
August 20, 2015
As we covered here, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted certiorari in Campbell-Eward Co. v. Gomez, 768 F.3d 871 (9th Cir. 2014), to decide the question of whether a full-relief offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68, made...
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Data Privacy Monitor
EMV Liability Shift Update – What Liability Actually Shifts?
August 20, 2015
With the October 1, 2015 liability shift deadline looming, merchants who have not yet made the change continue to evaluate the cost of accepting EMV cards versus the liability that will shift from the issuer to the merchant if they do not...
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