Judy R Nemsick

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Judy Nemsick is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office. Her practice is focused primarily on complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on aviation-related litigation, class action lawsuits, product liability and privacy issues. She routinely represents clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of industry trade groups on significant issues before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals. She has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic air carriers in civil litigation matters, including claims related to commercial disputes, wrongful death and personal injury, privacy and consumer protection, passenger delay and cargo liability. Clients often seek her counsel on legal strategy relating to complicated Montreal Convention and federal pre-emption issues, particularly in sensitive, high-profile matters.

She also has significant experience representing foreign and domestic companies, including app developers, in class action consumer privacy matters involving data security breaches, government investigations, and statutory and common law claims related to the taking of personal data.

Ms. Nemsick is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics, including personal jurisdiction, the Airline Deregulation Act, the Montreal Convention, social media discovery, Montreal Protocol 2014 and airline passenger protection laws. She has authored chapters on choice of law and federal jurisdiction for the ABA treatise Litigating the Aviation Case From Pre-Trial to Closing Argument (3rd and 4th editions).

In addition, she is an editor and regular contributor to Holland & Knight's Centerline newsletter alerts and the firm's Aviation Law Blog. She is national chair of the Holland & Knight Women's Initiative and is also a member of the International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA).

Honors & Awards

  • Who's Who Legal: Transport, Aviation Contentious, 2017-2019
  • The Best of the Best USA, Aviation, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2017
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides, 2017, 2018
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation, 2015-2018
  • The Legal 500 USA, Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Aerospace/Aviation, 2016
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary, Articles Editor

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
  • International Aviation Women's Association (IAWA)