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Judith R. Nemsick

Holland & Knight LLP

New York, NY, USA


Judy Nemsick is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Holland & Knight's New York office. Her practice focuses primarily on complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on air disaster litigation, class action lawsuits, and privacy issues.

Judy has represented airlines in mass disaster litigations relating to the Air France Flight 447 accident in the mid-Atlantic, Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 accident in Amsterdam, the American Airlines Flight 587 accident near Belle Harbor, New York, and the Swissair Flight 111 accident near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.  She represents and provides counsel to airlines on a variety of commercial and civil matters including antitrust investigations, passenger privacy class actions, and foreign sovereign immunity issues.  Judy's appellate experience includes successfully acting as co-lead counsel in El Al Israel Airlines, Ltd. v. Tseng, 525 U.S. 155 (1999) and in Privacy Rights Clearinghouse v. JetBlue Airways Corp., 2005 WL 3118798 (Cal. App. Nov. 22, 2005), and authoring amicus curiae briefs on behalf of industry trade groups on significant issues before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Judy has significant experience representing U.S. and foreign companies, including app developers, in class action consumer privacy matters involving data security breaches, government investigations, and statutory and common law claims arising from the alleged taking or recording of personal data.

Judy is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics, including federal preemption, international aviation treaties, privacy claims, and social media discovery.  She is an editor of Holland & Knight's Centerline aviation alerts and aviation law blog at www.hkaviationlawblog.com, and is the New York coordinator for Holland & Knight's Women's Initiative.  She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Boston College and her law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.
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