Robyn M. Feldstein

Associate

New York
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Overview

Robyn maintains a diverse litigation practice with a focus on the areas of electronic discovery, privacy and data protection, and complex commercial litigation. She brings a holistic view to the matters on which she works, and provides logical yet creative solutions to complex problems. Robyn is also a contributor to the Data Privacy Monitor, staying on top of developments in privacy, primarily the area of biometrics.

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  • 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.
  • Works with in-house counsel, IT managers and outside consultants on document preservation and discovery management in data breaches and security incidents, as well as in resultant class actions and investigations.
  • 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.
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Experience

  • 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.
  • Works with in-house counsel, IT managers and outside consultants on document preservation and discovery management in data breaches and security incidents, as well as in resultant class actions and investigations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Involved in various putative class actions alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act based on employers’ alleged use of fingerprint or other scanning technology for timekeeping and security purposes.
  • Counsels fashion brands on international trademark filings.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

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

News

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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.
  • Seeking special immigrant juvenile status on behalf of a child in proceedings before the United States 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.

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
  • 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

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
SEC Updates Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Guidance for Registered Firms
April 22, 2019
On April 16, 2019, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a risk alert, “Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Compliance Issues Relating to Regulation S-P –...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Deeper Dive: Choose the Right Forensics Firm for the Job
By William R. Daugherty, Eric A. Packel
April 17, 2019
Forensics are a key component of many data incident investigations. The importance of forensics cannot be overstated. In fact, in 2018, 65% of the incidents we handled involved some type of forensic investigation. Forensics firms can not...
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Data Privacy Monitor
In BIPA's Wake, a Wave of New Biometric Privacy Proposals
By Robyn M. Feldstein, Melinda L. McLellan
April 15, 2019
Over the past year, a host of new national, state and local laws have been introduced to regulate the collection and use of biometric information. Although these proposals vary in their requirements, certain elements appear to be inspired...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Wearables in The Arena: The Shifting Legal Landscape Governing Fitness Trackers in Professional Sports
By Robyn M. Feldstein, Ronald B. Gaither, Elizabeth G. McCurrach, Melinda L. McLellan
December 17, 2018
The use of wearable technology (colloquially known as “wearables”) has been on the radar of athletes, sponsors, sports teams and leagues for years, with the various constituencies carefully balancing the necessity for player privacy with...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Washington State Passes Legislation Governing the Use of Biometric Information
By Robyn M. Feldstein, Melinda L. McLellan
June 8, 2017
Effective July 23, 2017, Washington will join Illinois and Texas as the third U.S. state to impose statutory restrictions on how businesses collect, use, disclose and retain biometric information. House Bill 1493 applies to entities that...
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