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Georgia Kazakis
Georgia Kazakis
Washington +1 202 662 5423 Download V-card

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.

  • Counsel for major defense contractor in environmental insurance coverage litigation and CERCLA allocation dispute.
  • Counsel for private equity firm using “outside the box” strategy to secure favorable results in multi-party, multi-district construction defect coverage litigation, and related mediations and settlements, arising from damage to hundreds of hotels.
  • Secured favorable insurance recoveries for private equity firm arising from hurricane losses to real estate assets in multiple states through litigation and non-litigated settlements.
  • Represented Brunei Investment Agency in successful advertising injury coverage litigation arising from underlying defamation, disparagement, and malicious prosecution claims.
  • Represented Enpro Industries, Inc., Coltec Industries, Inc., and Garlock Sealing Technologies in successful multi-site environmental and asbestos coverage litigation involving lost policies.
  • Counsel for global pharmaceutical company in construction defect litigation involving “wrap insurance.”
  • Represented Société Générale, SG Cowen, and other financial institutions in coverage disputes under fidelity bond and professional liability policies arising from customer claims alleging Ponzi schemes.
  • Counsel for gas and electric utility companies in securing environmental coverage for manufacturing gas plant and other sites.
  • Counsel for Millennium Partners in construction defect coverage litigation.
  • Provided surety bond advice to gaming solutions, pharmaceutical, energy, and real estate development clients.
  • Negotiated insurance placements for individual, high net-worth clients.

Pro Bono

  • Represented the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty in litigation against the federal government over compliance with Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
  • Counsel in litigation against hospital over treatment to “Baby K” under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.
  • Represented the Legal Services Corporation in litigation involving constitutional implications of Congressional funding restrictions.
  • Provided advice to faith-based organization concerning employee application and termination guidelines under federal and state anti-discrimination laws and in light of U.S. Supreme Court “ministerial exception” doctrine.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • FOCUS North America, Board Member
  • National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Board Member
  • Chambers USA, Insurance Dispute Resolution. Chambers notes, Ms. Kazakis is "a very fine, top-quality lawyer who can handle complex work."  
  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law (2013-2017)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage (2014-2016)