Laurie A. Kamaiko

Laurie A. Kamaiko

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (212) 980-7202
Fax: (212) 980-7290

Primary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

Laurie A. Kamaiko

Partner

Laurie Kamaiko advises clients in a wide range of industries on emerging and complex risks associated with cybersecurity and helps them limit their exposure to cyber incidents and respond to data breaches and related litigation. She has extensive experience in counseling insurers and reinsurers on the handling of claims and coverage issues arising from these events, as well as from terrorism and natural catastrophes, and works closely with them on new product development and policy wordings.

Insurers and reinsurers also rely on Laurie for advice on other complex coverage issues, negotiation of resolutions to coverage disputes and litigation of coverage actions under various lines of insurance. Her successful representations include matters involving: general liability - Coverage A and Coverage B claims; professional liability insurance; crime and kidnap & ransom policies; environmental risks; extra contractual exposures; and first party coverages. All of these generally involve significant damages and complex liability issues that Laurie unwinds for her clients after taking the time to understand their needs and develop legal strategies in line with their goals.

Experience

  • A company experiencing a data security incident in need of advice on the multi-jurisdictional response requirements, remediation of risks to affected individuals and of the company's own computer systems, and on compliance with data security regulations and statutes.
  • A company entering the cyber insurance market in need of assistance with drafting cyber insurance policy forms.
  • A cyber insurer on coverage issues arising from a large data breach, including those concerning Payment Card Industry (PCI) assessments, regulatory proceedings and consumer class actions, and assistance in management of the claims arising from the breach.
  • A large domestic US insurer issuing pollution liability insurance policies in addressing coverage issues arising from mold coverage of multi-family and resort facilities.
  • An insurer that issues subcontractor default insurance, and cost-cap/limited fixed price remediation insurance, in disputes.
  • A specialty lines insurer on coverage issues arising from EPL, D&O and professional liability coverages.
  • A general liability insurer on "other insurance" issues arising in connection with accidents noticed to multiple lines of insurers.
  • A kidnap & ransom insurer in responding to reported incidents.

Thought Leadership

March 27, 2014
Laurie Kamaiko Clarifies Terminology and Insurance Implications on The Daily Beast

No results.

October 29, 2017
Ever Expanding Scope of Cyber Risks: All Policy Lines Beware
August 31, 2017
CareFirst And Constitutional Standing: A Post-Spokeo Review
April 18, 2017
Cybercrime: Building an Effective Defense
February 1, 2017
Are You a Cyber Target? What to Watch to Keep Your Company From Being the Next Victim

No results.

Speaking Engagement
October 31, 2018
Speaking Engagement
June 27, 2018
Kamaiko Presents at the 2018 Thompson Reuters Panel
Speaking Engagement
June 13, 2018
Kamaiko Presents "Beyond Third Party Exposures" Panel at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit
Sponsored Event
October 18, 2017
NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum – Cyber Product Evolution Panel,

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2012

Memberships and Affiliations

New York State Bar Association's Committee on Association Insurance

Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW), Past President

American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Education

J.D., Boston University School of Law

B.A., Vassar College

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New York

Firm Management Positions

New York Office Managing Partner

Chair, Cyber Insurance

Laurie Kamaiko advises clients in a wide range of industries on emerging and complex risks associated with cybersecurity and helps them limit their exposure to cyber incidents and respond to data breaches and related litigation. She has extensive experience in counseling insurers and reinsurers on the handling of claims and coverage issues arising from these events, as well as from terrorism and natural catastrophes, and works closely with them on new product development and policy wordings.

Insurers and reinsurers also rely on Laurie for advice on other complex coverage issues, negotiation of resolutions to coverage disputes and litigation of coverage actions under various lines of insurance. Her successful representations include matters involving: general liability - Coverage A and Coverage B claims; professional liability insurance; crime and kidnap & ransom policies; environmental risks; extra contractual exposures; and first party coverages. All of these generally involve significant damages and complex liability issues that Laurie unwinds for her clients after taking the time to understand their needs and develop legal strategies in line with their goals.