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Julie McPeak Selected as 2019 IAIS Distinguished Fellow

NASHVILLE – Nov. 20, 2019 – Shareholder Julie Mix McPeak of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was honored as a 2019 International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Distinguished Fellow at the IAIS 26th Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi, Nov. 14. According to IAIS, this award recognizes McPeak for her time, deep experience, and dedication to advancing the IAIS and effective and globally consistent supervision of the insurance industry.

IAIS Distinguished Fellows are nominated and selected by insurance supervisors from around the world. McPeak has been an IAIS executive committee member for the past three years and was elected to serve as vice chair of the executive committee in 2016. She also served as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2018 and chair of its International Insurance Relations Committee among other executive committees and leadership roles.

McPeak is a former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice. McPeak has more than 25 years of legal and administrative experience in state government and was the first woman to serve as chief insurance regulator in more than one state, having also served as the executive director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance.

"We are pleased that Julie has been recognized for her years of hard work and leadership at the IAIS and NAIC," said Fred E. Karlinsky, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice. "Julie has been at the forefront of the discussion of international insurance issues and, here at GT, we have benefitted tremendously from her experience and passion for advancing the interests of the insurance industry."

The IAIS is a voluntary membership organization of insurance supervisors and regulators from more than 200 jurisdictions, representing 97% of the world's insurance premiums. The organization develops and assists in implementing principles, standards, and other supporting material for the supervision of the insurance sector.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory & Transactions group brings together lawyers from its national and international offices with experience in a broad variety of complementary disciplines – including insurance regulatory, tax, corporate finance and securities, securitization and structured finance, litigation, health care, and governmental affairs – to support clients from all segments of the insurance industry. The group provides tailored legal services designed to meet the varied needs of our clients in the areas of insurance regulation, legislative and public policy advocacy, life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, premium finance, securitization and derivatives, and insurance litigation. BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 BTI Power Rankings list included Greenberg Traurig on their Honor Roll list for Insurance. In 2016 our team was listed as one of the “Strongest Firms for Go-To Outside Counsel - Insurance” in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Report. Our team was also included in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Power Rankings as one of “The Top 16 Firms GCs Love for Insurance Work" in 2016.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.