Skip to main content

Greenberg Traurig’s Fred E. Karlinsky and Hal S. Shaftel speak at ACI’s 12th National Forum on Insurance Regulation

FORT LAUDERDALE, TALLAHASSEE, and NEW YORK – July 28, 2016 – Shareholders Fred E. Karlinsky and Hal S. Shaftel of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, participated in the American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 12th National Forum on Insurance Regulation. Serving in his role as co-chair as he has for six years, Karlinsky welcomed insurance industry leaders and executives Monday, July 25 at the start of the two-day conference at The Carlton Hotel in New York, N.Y.

Karlinsky was also a co-presenter on a panel titled, “Status of the Price Optimization Debate,” with attorney Daniel Cotter and Steven Harris, Deputy General Counsel in AIG’s US Regulatory Group. The panel addressed issues related to price optimization, including the recent NAIC White Paper on the topic, state activity, and litigation.

Shaftel was a co-presenter on a panel titled, “Wave of the Future for the Compliance Professionals,” about managing compliance risk through metrics reporting, data, and predictive analytics.

Karlinsky is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice and a shareholder within the Government Law & Policy Group in Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale. 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. 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.

Shaftel is a trial lawyer in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office who focuses on complex commercial litigation covering a range of areas and business sectors. His experience includes successfully handling jury and bench trials and appeals in court rooms across the country; financial and antitrust regulatory proceedings; and domestic and international arbitrations. Shaftel is a frequent commentator at conferences and in the media on general business litigation and trial practice topics. Shaftel earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Yale.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.