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 (D.N.J. Dec. 26, 2013). Judy 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, and she is a member of the newly formed ABA Big Data Committee and the Sedona Conference Data Security and Privacy Liability Working Group 11. She has over 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, the Defense Research Institute, and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). She also is a contributor on cyber insurance issues to InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com. Judy was selected as LawCrossing's Law Job Star in July 2014, featured in Law Technology News as a leading woman in technology in August 2014, and was recently quoted in Reuters with regard to data breach class actions against Target.

Select 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. 
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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

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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
Class Action Disgorgement Case Dismissed Against PG&E as Remedy Sought Would Interfere with Filed Rates
October 17, 2014
Companies in regulated markets, such as insurance and energy, are increasing litigating issues surrounding the “filed rate doctrine,” or in other words, whether they can be sued in a class action where the remedy sought necessarily...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
BakerHostetler Antitrust Lawyer Examines Recent Development in Antitrust Class Action Litigation
October 15, 2014
The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015 features a chapter by BakerHostetler antitrust partner Edmund W. Searby entitled, “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation – Class Actions.”  He wrote: “As many appreciate, two Supreme Court...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Will Using “Apple Pay” Keep the Data Breach Away?
October 13, 2014
Recently Apple unveiled its latest iPhones and other new products. While the big screens on the new iPhones are making the splashy headlines, perhaps the most interesting reveal, from a data privacy perspective, is not a shiny gadget, but...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Court Takes Cue from Comcast v. Behrend, Certifies Class as to Liability but not Damages
By David M. McMillan
October 9, 2014
Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. In what appears to be an increasingly common practice since the Supreme Court decided Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S.Ct. 1426 (2013), the Southern District of New York...
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Data Privacy Monitor
California Extends Deadline for Reporting Breaches to the CDPH from 5 to 15 Business Days
October 8, 2014
On September 18, 2014, California Governor, Jerry Brown, signed Assembly Bill 1755 (“AB1755”) into law, amending breach notification provisions in the California Health and Safety Code applicable to licensed clinics, health facilities...
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