Professor Georgakopoulos was a Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut before moving to Indianapolis. The scion of an old Greek legal family, he began his legal education in his home country, graduating first in his law school, and completed it by studying law and finance at Harvard where he then held a postdoctoral appointment. His doctoral dissertation focused on insider trading, disclosure obligations, and securities fraud. One of the resulting articles was cited by the S.E.C. to the U.S. Supreme Court.
He is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Law & Economics Association, the European Association of Law & Economics, the American Economics Association, and the American Finance Association. He is also a founding member of the Midwestern Law & Economics Association and has served as an advisor to the Capital Markets Commission of Greece. He was awarded a John S. Grimes Fellowship in 2002.
His scholarship of over 25 publications focuses on corporate, securities, discrimination, and bankruptcy law, which has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.