TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – March 25, 2015 – Fred E. Karlinsky, a shareholder in the Government Law & Policy Group and Co-Chair of the Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., recently taught a course on Law and Risk Management at the Florida State University College of Law where he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law since 2008. This course was a collaborative effort between the College of Law and the College of Business Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies program.
This four-day spring recess course focused on risk and examined the role that insurance plays in handling risk. Students explored issues surrounding the operation of insurance companies in Florida, and examined how these companies are regulated. The course provided a general understanding of the challenges are unique to Florida insurance companies, the workings of the residual market in Florida in comparison to other states, and what the legislature is doing to resolve current issues surrounding these topics. Approximately 30 second and third year law students and risk management graduate students, along with Florida Office of Insurance Regulation officials, were in attendance.
Speakers included Honorable Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer- State of Florida; Rich Fidei, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; Pat Maroney, Professor Emeritus, Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies, College of Business, Florida State University, Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center; Lorilee Medders, Director, Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies, College of Business, Florida State University; Justice Ricky Polston, Florida Supreme Court; John Thrasher, President, Florida State University; and Donald J. Weidner, Dean, Florida State University College of Law.
At Greenberg Traurig, Karlinsky 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.