Judy Selby

Partner

New York
T 212.589.4208  |  F 212.589.4201

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. 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. 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 also is a contributor 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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Data Privacy Monitor
FTC Director Jessica Rich Discusses Privacy and Data Security at BakerHostetler Symposium
By William W. Hellmuth
February 26, 2015
On February 26, 2015, Jessica L. Rich, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, spoke at the BakerHostetler Symposium on Section 5 of the FTC Act on how the FTC approaches privacy and data security...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Legal Issues to Consider Before Starting Big Data Projects
February 23, 2015
We read every day about the myriad of purposes for which enterprises are embarking on Big Data projects. Securing C-suite buy in and funding may be a significant endeavor, as is implementing an analytic approach to yield results that will...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Time for an Updated Cyber Risk Approach; BPI Data Breach
February 18, 2015
Authored by Judy Selby and George Viegas* Our traditional approach to cyber risk and security has been focused on privacy and financial data. The data breach or loss concerns that typically rank high on our risk ratings are private and...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Recorded Webinar: The Anthem Data Breach: What Employers Need to Know
February 11, 2015
Lawyers from BakerHostetler’s Privacy and Data Protection team, recognized as “Privacy Practice Group of the Year” for both 2014 and 2013 by Law360, hosted an informative webinar providing an in-depth discussion of the issues raised in our...
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Data Privacy Monitor
SEC Provides Guidance on Important Considerations for Effective and Reasonable Prevention of Cyber Attacks
February 9, 2015
As many of you know, last April the SEC issued the Cybersecurity Examination Initiative to assess the cybersecurity practices and preparedness of registered broker-dealers and investment advisers. The initiative arose from an SEC-sponsored...
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