Judy Selby

Partner

New York
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Judy Selby is co-chair 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., Civ. No. 13-1417 (NLH/KMW), slip op. (D.N.J. Dec. 26, 2013). Judy frequently writes and speaks on cutting edge privacy, data breach, information governance, cyber insurance and insurance coverage issues. She also is studying the management of Big Data at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Judy 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 litigation. She is a member of the Law360 Insurance Editorial Advisory Board, the Editorial Advisory Board of Law Technology News, the Professional Liability Underwriters Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Judy was selected by LawCrossing as its Legal Job Star in July 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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

Alerts

Articles

Services

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

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
When Acting to Prevent Data Breaches and Comply with Privacy Laws, Remember Overarching Employee Rights
August 26, 2014
The grocery business may be “fresh and easy,” but drafting a confidentiality and data protection policy that withstands the scrutiny of the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is not.  The NLRB, in its recent 2-1 Fresh & Easy...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Secret Service Raises Warning About Backoff POS Malware
August 25, 2014
The Secret Service, which investigates financial crimes, issued a security Alert on July 31, 2014, warning of malware named “Backoff” that was being used to steal payment card data from point-of-sale (POS) systems.  The Alert notes that...
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Data Privacy Monitor
New Jersey Becomes the Sixth State to Ban the Box for Private Employers
August 25, 2014
Criminal background questions on employment applications will no longer be permitted in New Jersey, effective March 1, 2015. New Jersey joins Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island to become the sixth state to ban the...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
In “Zombie” Class Action, Seventh Circuit Requires Plaintiffs to Present Evidence to Prove Home-State Exception to CAFA Jurisdiction
August 22, 2014
On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit decided Myrick v. Wellpoint, Inc., Nos. 12-3882, 13-2230, 2014 WL 4073065 (Aug. 19, 2014), which highlights the necessity held that plaintiffs were required to produce evidence—and not merely...
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Data Privacy Monitor
New Guidance for Merchants on Ensuring that Service Providers Share Security Responsibility
August 18, 2014
For merchants, long gone are the days of using a card reader with a dial-up connection to their payment processor. Today’s omni-channel retailers rely on multiple third party service providers to complete payment card transactions. These...
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