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Greenberg Traurig Attorney Fred E. Karlinsky Moderates Regulatory Issues Panel at St. John’s University Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Oct. 30, 2015Fred E. Karlinsky, shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A., moderated a panel entitled “Marketplace Realities of the Regulatory Crosswinds” at the annual conference hosted by St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. The Oct. 14 event drew senior industry representatives to the Harvard Club in New York. Karlinsky serves on the Board of Advisors for the School’s Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation and regularly participates in the annual conference.

The panel featured the following industry executives: Peter Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies; Robert Giammarco, Managing Director and Head of Americas Insurance Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Stefan Holzberger, Chief Rating Officer  at A.M. Best; Thomas Leonardi, Senior Advisor-Investment Banking of Evercore Partners Inc., and former Commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department; and Sandra Rich, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Nationwide.

The conference featured a keynote address from John Huff, Director, Missouri Department of Insurance, and President-Elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Another noteworthy session featured a conversation with Michael S. McGavick, Chief Executive Officer of XL Group plc.

Karlinsky is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group and a shareholder within the Government Law & Policy Group. He represents insurers, reinsurers, producers and other insurance interests throughout the U.S. and internationally in a wide variety of business, operational, regulatory, transactional and governmental matters. Recognized as one of the top insurance lawyers by Chambers and Partners, Karlinsky has extensive knowledge of insurance compliance matters and is a sought-after thought leader who has spoken and presented papers to insurance executives and governmental officials, both nationally and internationally.

Karlinsky received a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law.