Judy Selby 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, claims counseling, broker liability, settlement negotiations, arbitration and all phases of litigation. She also has given presentations about U.S. insurance coverage litigation to international insurance companies, lectured on the Bermuda Form insurance policy and publishes frequently on cyber insurance for data breaches. She also has successfully negotiated insurance coverage for class action lawsuits, avoiding the need for litigation.
Judy has extensive experience in international arbitrations, including a three-week hearing in London involving a pharmaceutical coverage claim under the Bermuda policy form. She also 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 property damage. Her experience includes taking and defending numerous depositions of fact and expert witnesses; locating and retaining high quality, high profile expert witnesses from a variety of disciplines, including insurance/risk management, economics/business valuation, U.S. and ex-U.S. regulatory agencies, reasonableness of attorneys’ fees, science/medicine and engineering; and taking primary responsibility for the preparation of expert reports and examinations at trial.
In addition, Judy defends data breach, securities and products liability class action lawsuits.Judy founded and is the former co-chair of BakerHostetler’s E-Discovery Advocacy and Management Team, as well as the discovery management team, which oversees all discovery and ESI issues arising from the firm’s role as court-appointed counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. She also served as independent counsel to the Special Litigation Committee of the Board of Directors of Cendant in connection with its massive securities fraud investigation and represented a former officer of Kmart during the corporate and FBI investigations of its securities fraud.
5/13/2013 - Courts Are Liberally Construing Litigation Insurance Coverage for Class Action Defenses and So Should Defendants
4/15/2013 - Hannaford vs. comScore—Up and Down Results for Privacy Class Action Defendants
3/27/2013 - Law360: Selby and Rosenberg Outline Gun Control Liability Insurance Options