Laurie A. Kamaiko: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Laurie A. Kamaiko

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New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Coverage & Claims
  • Complex Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Reinsurance
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Healthcare
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
University Vassar College, B.A., 1976
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Admitted1980, Massachusetts; 1981, New York; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


American Bar Association, Member TIPS Section
APIW, Inc., an association of professional insurance women, Past President
International Association of Privacy Professionals
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Association Insurance

BornNew York, N.Y., June 23, 1954

Laurie is a partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Department whose practice focuses on advising companies on exposures and coverage issues arising from emerging and complex risks such as privacy and cyber risks and catastrophic natural disasters and terrorist events, as well as on professional liability claims and environmental risks. She counsels companies on the handling of claims arising from such risks and , as well advises on new product development and policy wordings. She also regularly advised companies in the insurance industry on claims handling, bad faith and other extra contractual exposures, and risk management. When litigation is necessary, she represents her clients in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations, mediations and other dispute resolution proceedings.

Laurie is a member of the Firm's Privacy & Data Protection Group Steering Committee and its Data Breach Response Team. Edwards Wildman's Privacy & Data Protection Group is nationally recognized in the 2014 US Legal 500 and the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Guide. She advises clients on privacy, data breach and cyber risk exposures and claims, and on related insurance issues. She is editor of the Firm's white paper, Everyone's Nightmare: Privacy and Data Breach Risks, which is regularly updated. Laurie has been included in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 New York - Metro Super Lawyers listings by Thomson & Reuters.
•Laurie advises insurers on complex coverage issues, provides coverage opinions, negotiates resolution of coverage disputes and litigates coverage actions.

•Laurie regularly advises clients on cyber risk and privacy related exposures, including those arising from data breaches and business practices involving the collection, usage and disclosure of personal information.

•Laurie frequently advises insurers on insurance coverage and claims handling issues arising from data breaches and other privacy related claims, including issues arising under specialty cyber risk policies, general liability policies including “Coverage B” personal and advertising injury coverage provisions, and professional liability policies.

•Laurie counsels insurers and reinsurers on their development of new forms, and drafts policies and endorsements.

•Laurie acts as coordinating counsel on extra-contractual claims, counsels insurers on bad faith exposures, provides risk management advice to insurers on managing their exposures to extra contractual liability, and defends insurers against allegations of bad faith and unfair claims handling.

•Laurie represents insurance and reinsurance companies as to issues arising from natural disasters including hurricanes and earthquakes, as well as other catastrophic events such as September 11, 2001 and cyber attacks.

•Laurie counsels companies on aviation and aerospace insurance issues.

•Laurie advises clients on liability and coverage issues arising in the health care context, and earlier in her legal career regularly defended health care institutions and professionals in defense of malpractice claims.

•Laurie defends professional liability and general liability lawsuits involving significant damages and complex liability issues.

•Laurie guides insurers in their compliance with the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, the Extension Act of 2005, and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007.

Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference - New York
October 28, 2014

Edwards Wildman was a proud sponsor of the Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conferece that took place at The Grand Hyatt in New York, New York on October 28, 2014. event
Reinsurance Association of America - Re Claims: Reinsurance Claims and Loss Management
October 15-16, 2014

Edwards Wildman will be a sponsor of the Reinsurance Association of America - ReClaims: Reinsurance Claims and Loss Management Conference on October 15-16, 2014 in New York, NY. event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - New California Requirements Shake Up Breach Notification and Data Safeguards
October 2014
NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
October 8-9, 2014 event
ACI Cyber Risk Insurance Conference
September 29-30, 2014 event
CNA Lunch & Learn Series
May 1, May 28 and June 18, 2014 event
2014 NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum
June 11-13, 2014 event
13th Annual Half-Day Insurance and Reinsurance Seminar
June 5, 2014 event
Everyone's Nightmare: Privacy and Data Breach Risks
May 2014
International Underwriting Association, London
February 26, 2014 event

Edwards Wildman's Laurie Kamaiko Leads Session at Cyber Risk Conference, Reports Corporate Secretary
November 3, 2014
Legal 500 US 2014 Recognizes Edwards Wildman in Four Categories
June 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Laurie Kamaiko Clarifies Terminology and Insurance Implications in the Daily Beast
March 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Laurie Kamaiko Analyzes Privacy and Data Breach Risks in ARIAS Quarterly
August 13, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Insurance Attorneys Author Article on Potential Claims and Implicated Coverages from Marathon Bombings in Claims Management Magazine
May 9, 2013
Edwards Wildman Attorney Pens Article on Tips for Staying Ahead Of Mobile Privacy Enforcement in Law360
April 10, 2013
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2011
October 6, 2011
Legal 500's 2011 US Guide Recognizes EAPD in Three Categories
June 14, 2011
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
Insurance & Reinsurance Attorney Laurie A. Kamaiko Named a Partner
August 12, 2003


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New California Requirements Shake Up Breach Notification and Data Safeguards
Karen L. Booth,Karen L. Booth,Ellen Marie Giblin,Ellen Marie Giblin,Laurie A. Kamaiko,Laurie A. Kamaiko,Mark E. Schreiber,Mark E. Schreiber,Thomas J. Smedinghoff,Thomas J. Smedinghoff, October 28, 2014
Recent amendments to California statutes governing breach notification and data safeguards impose new obligations by: (1) enhancing breach notification requirements relating to offerings of “identity theft prevention and mitigation services”; (2) expanding the statutory requirement to...

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Laurie A. Kamaiko

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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