Attorney Profile

George D. Kappus

Partner

George D. Kappus represents clients in all phases of federal and state court civil litigation.

In particular, George represents insurance carriers in the litigation and arbitration of complex insurance coverage disputes involving environmental and toxic tort losses. He also advises carriers on the analysis and negotiation of pre-litigation settlement of similar claims.

Over the course of his career, George has successfully defended and resolved dozens of claims involving eight and nine-figure exposures. He also actively defends non-insurer clients in commercial litigation.

Before joining Rivkin Radler, George was a member of the legal staff at General Motors Corporation, where he represented the company and its subsidiaries and managed outside counsel in all phases of civil litigation in federal and state courts. During his tenure with General Motors, George focused on product liability, class action, and consumer and commercial credit matters and represented the company in antitrust, commercial, labor, and employment discrimination litigation.

The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category. In addition, the group is included in the 2016 Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

P: (516) 357-3211
F: (516) 357-3333

926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926

Bar Admission

New York

Court Admissions

United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education

Boston College Law School, Juris Doctor

Harvard College, B.A. in Classics

George D. Kappus

Partner

George D. Kappus represents clients in all phases of federal and state court civil litigation.

In particular, George represents insurance carriers in the litigation and arbitration of complex insurance coverage disputes involving environmental and toxic tort losses. He also advises carriers on the analysis and negotiation of pre-litigation settlement of similar claims.

Over the course of his career, George has successfully defended and resolved dozens of claims involving eight and nine-figure exposures. He also actively defends non-insurer clients in commercial litigation.

Before joining Rivkin Radler, George was a member of the legal staff at General Motors Corporation, where he represented the company and its subsidiaries and managed outside counsel in all phases of civil litigation in federal and state courts. During his tenure with General Motors, George focused on product liability, class action, and consumer and commercial credit matters and represented the company in antitrust, commercial, labor, and employment discrimination litigation.

The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category. In addition, the group is included in the 2016 Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

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