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, Inc. She 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 is also a contributor to InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com and Datfloq.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 quotes in Forbes, Reuters, Law360, 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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Data Privacy Monitor
Self-Regulatory Authorities Police Online Ad Industry in Another Sweep
May 22, 2015
Interest-based advertising (IBA), also known as behavioral advertising, creates profiles of consumers based on their online activities over time and across services, and uses them to send consumers relevant, targeted ads. To try to prevent...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Supreme Court to decide if a TCPA class action can be mooted by a pre-certification offer of judgment
May 19, 2015
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court accepted certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Campbell-Eward Co. v. Gomez, 768 F.3d 871 (9th Cir. 2014), which involved a TCPA class action brought by the recipient of a text...
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Data Privacy Monitor
To Err Is Human; to Indemnify, Divine?: Human Foibles in the Cloud
May 19, 2015
BakerHostetler’s inaugural Data Security Incident Response Report (the “Report”) concluded that employee negligence and theft were two of the top five causes of data security incidents for the more than 200 incidents that we handled in...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Status of Pay-for-Delay Cases Nearly Two Years After Actavis – “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”
May 18, 2015
Nearly two years ago the Supreme Court issued its opinion in FTC v. Actavis, 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013), holding that a reverse payment made by a brand manufacturer to a generic manufacturer to resolve pending patent litigation could satisfy a...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Explaining the Implications for Merchants of EMV and the Liability Shift
May 18, 2015
The EMV liability shift is coming. Sounds ominous, but what does it really mean? And how can retailers and merchants determine the potential impact of the shift on their business? Like many issues in the payment card industry, there is...
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