Georgia Kazakis uses innovative and creative litigation and non-litigation solutions to obtain successful outcomes for her policyholder clients in complex insurance coverage disputes. She has represented policyholders in coverage disputes before federal and state courts involving a variety of underlying claims, including environmental, asbestos, construction defect, advertising injury, employment practices, errors and omissions, defamation, and securities claims. She has particular expertise in environmental and construction defect coverage disputes; coverage issues affecting government contractors; coverage disputes arising from natural disasters and other perils, including coverage for physical damage, extra expense, business interruption and contingent business interruption losses; and disputes under crime/fraud, fidelity bond, and professional liability policies.
By combining creative strategic vision, litigation and trial experience, zealous advocacy, and an understanding of the practical considerations affecting insurance dispute resolutions, Ms. Kazakis has successfully resolved substantial coverage disputes for clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, industrial products, hospitality, energy/utilities, pharmaceutical companies, private equity groups, and hedge funds.
Ms. Kazakis also has an active non-litigation practice assisting clients with policy placements, renewals, and wording modifications; advising clients on the use of surety bonds and surety bond facilities; and negotiating and mediating favorable insurance settlements. She also represents clients in underlying CERCLA allocation disputes.