Tami Lyn Azorsky
Tami Lyn Azorsky
Partner, Mckenna Long & Aldridge
Tami has served on the HNBF board for 9 years, after volunteering for the law camp for the prior three years.? Throughout this time, Tami has been very active in making the law camp a success.
“I have?remained committed to the HNBF because of the inspiration the students provide to the people who are trying to create opportunities for those students. Being part of the organization gives a director an opportunity to see a future filled with driven, accomplished, and ambitious people who want to make a difference in the world.”
Tami Azorsky is Chairperson of the Litigation Department and a recognized expert in product liability, occupational and environmental exposure, and environmental litigation. Tami represents regulated businesses and government contractors in trials and appeals of class actions, mass torts, and environmental matters. Among her recent significant matters, Tami led the team that successfully defeated class certification in a case filed by current and former workers alleging silica exposure during the drilling of tunnels at Yucca Mountain, the nations then-proposed repository for spent nuclear fuel. She was lead trial counsel for a former Department of Energy contractor in one of the first and most complex cases filed by a state seeking damages for harm to natural resources under state and federal law. New Mexico v. General Electric Co., et al., 467 F.3d 1223 (10th Cir. 2006). She has brought successful contribution claims against the government for recovery of environmental remediation costs for several major corporations. Tamis environmental practice includes existing and emerging issues. She frequently defends companies facing personal injury, property damage and natural resource damage claims arising out of distribution of products or contamination of air or ground and surface water by a wide variety of industry chemicals, including PCBs, TCE, mercury, arsenic, chromium, perchlorate, and radioactive materials. In addition to litigating, Tami counsels government contractors attempting to comply with environmental regulations. More than 25 years of experience has provided Tami with the skills to advise corporate executives on navigating often contradictory government contract and environmental requirements. Tami also counsels clients on best practices to satisfy government customers or regulators in a way that avoids the situations that may lead to litigation.
Tami also represents her regulated clients in cases involving constitutional, statutory and regulatory issues in federal courts and before administrative agencies. She is a skilled general civil litigator as well, representing clients in disputes over stock and asset purchase agreements, real estate contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and employee relations.
In addition to leading the Litigation Department, Tami serves on the firms Board of Directors and is Chairperson of the firms Diversity Committee. She is a mentor for attorneys at the firm and for law students through the Georgetown University Women of Color Collective.