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.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements for multinational organizations in litigation stemming from alleged violations of privacy statutes, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • Advises organizations on requirements under the CCPA notice letters and defends companies against alleged violations of the same.
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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.
  • Negotiated favorable settlements for multinational organizations in litigation stemming from alleged violations of privacy statutes, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • Advises organizations on requirements under the CCPA notice letters and defends companies against alleged violations of the same.
  • Represents a national corporation 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.
  • 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.
  • Work with the NY COVID Small Business Clinic to advise small business owners on the guidelines and requirements of the Payroll Protection Program.

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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North Carolina is the First State to Prohibit Public Entities from Paying Ransoms: What Does This Mean for North Carolina Public Schools and Universities?
By Elise R. Elam, Benjamin D. Wanger
May 19, 2022
On April 5th, North Carolina became the first state to prohibit state agencies and local governments from paying ransoms after becoming victims of a ransomware attack. Indeed, in addition to prohibiting said entities from paying ransoms...
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2022 DSIR Deeper Dive: Increased Regulatory Scrutiny of Cybersecurity Incidents
By Teresa Goody Guillén, Andreas T. Kaltsounis
May 17, 2022
Our 2022 Data Security Incident Response Report discussed the increased regulatory scrutiny of cybersecurity incidents and defenses following a year of high-profile and damaging cyberattacks, including the Russia-based SolarWinds espionage...
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2022 DSIR Deeper Dive: Vendor Incidents
By Stefanie L. Ferrari
May 6, 2022
Vendor-caused incidents continued to surge in 2021. Nearly 20 percent of the total incidents we handled last year were caused by vendors, with more than half requiring notification. As in prior years, vendor incidents involved phishing...
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Kentucky Joins Nearly 30 States by Enacting an Insurance Data Security Law
By Elise R. Elam
April 28, 2022
Kentucky became the latest state to adopt the NAIC insurance data security model law with Governor Andy Beshear’s signing of House Bill 474. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023, and gives covered licensees one or two years for...
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OCR Announces Four Enforcement Actions
By Courtney L. Litchfield, Aleksandra Vold
April 20, 2022
On March 28, 2022, Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of four enforcement actions, three resolved in 2021 and one resolved in 2022. There are some interesting aspects of this group of covered...
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