Robyn M. Feldstein

Counsel

New York
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Overview

Robyn Feldstein advises organizations on a variety of cutting-edge privacy, data protection and risk management issues. Robyn represents clients in various privacy-related litigation and assists them with policies and strategies to mitigate risks going forward. She also closely monitors developments in privacy-related legislation to ensure that clients can act proactively to protect themselves from unnecessary litigation.

Focused on attaining results her clients desire, Robyn has been named a rising star in the New York legal market. She brings a holistic view to the matters on which she works, and provides logical yet creative solutions to complex problems.

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  • Successfully defeated certification of all damages classes in a litigation arising from one of the largest data security incidents affecting the health insurance industry.
  • Negotiates favorable settlements for multinational organizations in litigation stemming from alleged violations of privacy statutes, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • Advises organizations on all aspects of compliance with the CCPA, including drafting internal and external policies and effectively responding to CCPA notice letters.
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Experience

  • Successfully defeated certification of all damages classes in a litigation arising from one of the largest data security incidents affecting the health insurance industry.
  • Negotiates favorable settlements for multinational organizations in litigation stemming from alleged violations of privacy statutes, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • Advises organizations on all aspects of compliance with the CCPA, including drafting internal and external policies and effectively responding to CCPA notice letters.
  • Represents several national corporations against alleged violations of right of publicity laws.
  • Supports projects and product launches related to biometric personal information, including drafting application and practical advice memos, privacy notices and consent forms.
  • Develops regulatory compliance strategies and implements best practices around broad data privacy issues, including those relating to biometric authentication, wearables, social media platforms and other nascent technologies.
  • Defends clients in various putative class actions alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other consumer protection statutes.
  • Advises emerging companies on a wide range of issues, including trademark protections, social media guidelines and vendor agreements.
  • Member of BakerHostetler’s Discovery Management team, which coordinates, develops and integrates numerous cutting-edge commercial and proprietary systems to manage discovery in numerous litigations.
  • Works with in-house counsel, IT managers and outside consultants on document preservation and forensic investigations in data breaches and security incidents, as well as in resultant class actions and investigations.
  • Responsible for a variety of litigation matters in connection with BakerHostetler’s representation of Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Focusing on the investigation of and litigation against corporate entities and feeder funds in connection with the SIPA Trustee’s efforts to recover funds for the BLMIS estate.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017 to 2020)

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Community

  • United Jewish Appeal
  • New York Cares
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Alumni Association
  • The Dalton School, Manhattan: Alumni Association

Pro Bono

  • Involved in the BakerHostetler New York office partnership with Her Justice, representing low-income women living in New York City in the obtainment of child support, custody, divorce and other legal assistance.
  • Represents underserved children in proceedings before the U.S. Immigration Court.
  • Worked with a nonprofit organization to address education issues facing homeless children in New York.
  • Assists the American Constitution Society in various research and policy-related matters.
  • Works with the NY COVID Small Business Clinic to advise small business owners on the guidelines and requirements of the Payroll Protection Program.

Emerging Issues

Prior Positions

  • American Jewish Committee: Public Interest Fellow
  • Legal Extern With the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2010, Dean's List
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007, Dean's List

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NYDFS Proposed Amendments to Its Cybersecurity Rules
August 9, 2022
On July 29, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released Draft Amendments to its Part 500 Cybersecurity Rules that include a number of significant amendments to the rules, including notification requirements such as a...
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‘Unboxing' the New NIST Guidance: NIST Publishes Significant Update to Healthcare Cybersecurity Guide
By Adam I. Cohen, Kimberly C. Gordy, Aleksandra Vold
August 5, 2022
Without question, healthcare providers and the companies that support them operate in an elevated cybersecurity risk environment. And when a cybersecurity incident occurs, the ensuing regulatory inquiries and/or litigation often focus on...
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Florida Follows North Carolina in Prohibiting State Agencies from Paying Ransoms
By Elise R. Elam, Benjamin D. Wanger
July 19, 2022
We recently wrote about North Carolina’s new law prohibiting state agencies – including public schools and universities – from paying a ransom or even communicating with a threat actor following a ransomware incident. On June 24, Florida...
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OCR Provides Guidance on the Privacy of Data Stored on Health Apps and Mobile Devices
By Robyn M. Feldstein, Courtney L. Litchfield
July 15, 2022
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, many individuals and organizations have expressed uncertainty about the protection afforded to data stored on health apps, including cycle...
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If it's broke, just fix it…: Curing Alleged CCPA Violations
By Casie D. Collignon, Colby M. Everett, Robyn M. Feldstein
June 14, 2022
Courts across the United States continue to grapple with California’s landmark consumer privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). While the contours of this law are being litigated on multiple fronts, one important, but not...
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