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Hinshaw Adds Seasoned Insurance Partner Judy Selby in New York

Bringing more than 25 years of cyber risk and insurance, litigation and international arbitration experience

January 15, 2020

Judy Selby has joined the U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as a partner in the global Insurance Services Practice Group in the New York office. Formerly a consultant, she is a seasoned advisor and litigator with a unique blend of experience with cyber and privacy risks and a wide range of complex insurance coverage issues.

"Judy’s strong experience in the insurance industry, coupled with her work on cybersecurity and privacy matters and her skill as a litigator make her an excellent complement to our existing team," said Scott Seaman, co-chair of the global Insurance Services Practice Group. "She adds great depth to our practice at a time when cyber and privacy-related risks are presenting unique challenges and opportunities for insurers and their policyholders."

With more than 25 years of experience, Selby advises insurance companies on the increasingly complex issues arising out of claims related to cybersecurity and data privacy incidents. She provides guidance on coverage evaluation, policy negotiation, gap analysis, and policy drafting. She has handled a number of high profile, high stakes complex insurance coverage litigation matters, bringing cases to trial and achieving successful resolutions for clients. Selby also represents companies in international arbitration matters in the United Kingdom. An international speaker, she has written two eBooks on cyber insurance issues.

Selby, who has known Seaman for decades, was attracted to Hinshaw because of the firm’s extensive geographic footprint in major markets and its industry-leading reputation in the insurance sector. "I wanted to work with smart insurance lawyers in a firm with a national platform and strong relationships in London," Selby said. "During the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to work with a considerable number of Hinshaw attorneys and I am excited to join up with this highly regarded team."

Selby has significant and extensive experience representing companies in international arbitration matters in courts in London, a natural fit for Hinshaw’s strategic alliance with London-based law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC). The alliance, announced last February, created a cross-border legal platform for insurers and allows greater collaboration across various lines of business, including D&O, complex coverage, professional indemnity, cyber, medical and marine.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Selby practiced law at major firms including Duane Morris, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and Baker Hostetler. She received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and has completed advanced courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on issues related to big data, crisis management, cyber security and Internet of Things.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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