Georgia Hatzis

Associate

Georgia focuses her practice on the defense of pharmaceutical, medical device, mass tort, and product liability litigation. She represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in a variety of complex litigation matters across the country, as well as major corporations in multidistrict, coordinated, and consolidated proceedings, putative class actions, and “one-off” product liability suits. Georgia has experience in cases involving large-scale product recalls and also engages in complex business litigation. In recognition of her skill, Georgia has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. She is also fluent in Greek and is conversational in Serbian.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Baldwin-Wallace University

    (B.A., cum laude, 2011)

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)

    Dean’s Honor List; Editor, Cleveland State Law Review; CALI Excellence Awards in Agency and Partnership and Advanced Brief Writing

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Experience

  • Defends medical device (Class I-III, 510(k) and PMA) and pharmaceutical manufacturers (ANDA, NDA, and OTCs) in all phases of trial and appeal in product liability litigation, including multidistrict litigation and state-coordinated proceedings.
  • Skilled in many aspects of eDiscovery, including counseling clients on data preservation, providing initial assessments of data issues in new litigations, selecting and retaining of eDiscovery vendors, negotiating with opposing counsel regarding collection and production of electronically stored information, arguing in courts regarding discovery disputes, managing the collection, processing, review and production of materials responsive to discovery requests, and managing materials received in response to such requests.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in a complex breach of contract action seeking to recover damages from a component part manufacturer and supplier resulting from a large-scale consumer product recall.
  • Represented a beverage company in a dispute with a supplier resulting from a multi-country consumer product recall.
  • Obtained a favorable summary judgment award in a complex commercial foreclosure action.
  • Represented multiple pharmaceutical and dietary supplement manufacturers in defending consumer class actions involving product recalls, medical monitoring claims, and various other consumer claims.
  • Former Law Clerk at The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association – Northern District of Ohio Chapter (Board of Directors)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors

  • Greek America Foundation’s “Forty Under 40” Award Recipient (2018)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2019-2021)
  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2021)