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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  • Defends organizations in data breach class action lawsuits. Including coordinating with in-house counsel and outside forensic investigators, regarding litigation holds, discovery, case updates, preparation for testimony, and related issues.
  • 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.
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Experience

  • Defends organizations in data breach class action lawsuits. Including coordinating with in-house counsel and outside forensic investigators, regarding litigation holds, discovery, case updates, preparation for testimony, and related issues.
  • 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.
  • Manages trademark portfolios for apparel companies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017 to 2019)

News

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Press Releases

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
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern 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
COVID-19 Cybersecurity Exposure
By Andreas T. Kaltsounis
March 18, 2020
Risk scenarios and recommendations History tells us that unscrupulous actors will exploit any crisis, and COVID-19 is no exception. Attackers wasted no time building coronavirus-themed phishing emails and malware-laden websites purporting...
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Data Privacy Monitor
HHS Issues Two Important Bulletins Waiving HIPAA Sanctions During the COVID-19 National Emergency
By Vimala Devassy
March 18, 2020
The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued two important bulletins this week regarding the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. On Mar. 16, OCR issued a limited waiver of HIPAA sanctions and penalties for noncompliance with...
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Data Privacy Monitor
Additional 6-Month CCPA Extension Sought in Wake of COVID-19
By Taylor A. Bloom, Gerald J. Ferguson, Alan L. Friel
March 18, 2020
Today we filed a request to the California Attorney General, as part of the CCPA rulemaking process, seeking an additional six month delay in the enforcement of the CCPA to allow our clients time to better focus on business continuity and...
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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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