PROFESSIONALS

Amy P. Klie

Senior Counsel
blank image Amy P. Klie
10 S. Wacker Drive
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60606, US

T: 312.585.1422 F: 312.585.1401
Amy has more than 15 years of experience in commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes.  Amy manages complex disputes for insurers including in the areas of general liability, advertising injury, directors & officers liability, bad faith and on appeal.    

She has advised and litigated claims involving:

  • Construction Defects
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Product Defects
  • Business Disparagement
  • Unfair Business Practices 


In addition to obtaining great results through motion practice in state and federal courts, Amy has successfully represented clients before arbitration tribunals and in mediations nationwide.

Every attorney at this firm is strongly committed to bringing smart, well-reasoned analysis to coverage issues, and to developing winning litigation strategies for every case, every day.

Memberships

Illinois Bar Association

New York Bar Association 

Before Nicolaides

Before joining the firm, Amy was special counsel at a Chicago insurance coverage firm, where she specialized in coverage litigation.  Previously, Amy practiced law in New York, where she engaged in general commercial litigation, focusing on commercial contract disputes and commercial bankruptcy.  Amy began her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.

Outside Nicolaides

Amy enjoys running around with her kids, cooking for friends and family, travel, and museums.  She also tries to get in a good book or two whenever she can.

EXPERIENCE
  • Provided coverage valuation and successfully resolved coverage dispute arising from an EPA enforcement action, seeking remediation costs in connection with asbestos contamination attributed to the insured's allegedly improper removal and disposal of concrete asbestos pipe.
  • Obtained favorable, unanimous decision from arbitral panel finding no coverage for $25 million claim for alleged "property damage" to coke oven batteries.
  • Secured summary judgment finding no "advertising injury" coverage for patent infringement claim.
  • Obtained summary judgment for insurer on basis that CGL policies provided no coverage for series of class-action antitrust and price-fixing lawsuits against insured, persuading court to reject argument that lawsuits involved "personal injury and advertising injury."
  • Secured summary judgment finding no advertising injury coverage for a patent infringement claim involving an automated telephone system used to sell insured's products.