Judy Selby

Partner

New York
T 212.589.4208  |  F 212.589.4201

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
What’s Old is New Again—Insecure Remote Access
July 23, 2014
When a merchant is suspected of being the victim of an account data compromise event, they are often required by the card brands to hire a Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (PFI). The PFI provides a report on the investigation to...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Utilities, Oil and Gas Companies Feeling Drained by “Energetic Bear”
July 22, 2014
The following was authored by Mary Guzman, Senior Vice President, InfoSec Practice Leader with McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. There is much going on in the cyber world related to energy and utility companies.  As has long been...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Latest on the Use of Retained Asset Accounts to Pay Life Insurance Benefits
July 21, 2014
In Merrimon v. Unum Life Insurance Co. of America, 2014 WL 2960024 (1st Cir. July 2, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit became the third circuit court to approve an insurance company’s use of a retained asset account...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Industry Thought Leader Tanya Forsheit Joins BakerHostetler’s Nationally Renowned Privacy Team
July 21, 2014
InfoLawGroup Founding Partner and IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional is sixth major practice addition in 2014 LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2014—BakerHostetler is proud to announce that Partner Tanya Forsheit has joined the firm’s...
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Data Privacy Monitor
New York Attorney General Report Shows the Number of Data Breaches is on the Rise and Recommends Steps to Take for Protecting Against Them
July 18, 2014
On July 15, 2014, the New York Attorney General issued a report examining the growing number and costs of data breaches in the state of New York.  The report titled, “Information Exposed: Historical Examination of Data Security in New York...
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