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Hinshaw Partner Judy Selby Named a 2021 National Law Journal Insurance Law Trailblazer

March 4, 2021

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that partner Judy Selby has been named a 2021 National Law Journal Trailblazer in Insurance Law. Selby was among 22 insurance lawyers selected nationwide for the inaugural edition of Insurance Law Trailblazers. The list seeks to recognize a select group of U.S. lawyers who have forged a reputation as a "change agent" in the insurance industry.

The National Law Journal notes the contributions Selby has made in helping grow cyber insurance as a product and educate the industry on the difference between cyber and privacy exposure:

"The coverage is extremely valuable, and not just for data breaches," said Selby in her Trailblazer profile. "There is great risk but there is also great opportunity for insurance companies to add value."

The publication notes that Selby continues to work with clients on fundamental changes to cyber policies and offering guidance on emerging technology risks:

"Many get caught up on security and privacy, but they forget that these are insurance policies at their core, which are subject to years and years of precedent in the courts," said Selby. "That concept gets lost sometimes."

Selby concludes her Trailblazer profile by anticipating increased regulatory proliferation, civil litigation and regulatory enforcement actions, and also seeing a growing number of companies looking to their insurance products to provide support: "insurers will take a closer look in terms of underwriting and the risks they are willing to take."

Selby 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. She is a frequent author on cyber, privacy and insurance coverage topics, and recently helped launched a new Hinshaw publication titled "Hinshaw Privacy and Cyber Bytes."

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices nationwide and in London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the financial services sector, and other highly regulated industries. Hinshaw also serves as counsel to the professional services sector, and provides business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes.