NEW YORK – June 22, 2021 – Laura Evangelista, an Insurance Regulatory & Transactions and Government Law & Policy shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s New York City and Albany offices, will be honored at Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s 2021 Outstanding Women in Law event on June 23.
Hofstra says its Outstanding Women in the Law brings together judges, attorneys, business executives and professors. “We are excited to recognize such a diverse and accomplished group of outstanding women, and we are honored to be joined by Secretary Clinton” says Hofstra Dean Judge Gail Prudenti. “This year’s honorees are steadfast advocates for the underrepresented, leaders in the profession and the community, and role models for young women.”
Evangelista focuses her practice on insurance regulatory matters. She has more than 25 years of diverse legal experience in the insurance industry. She joined the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) in 2016 and served as executive deputy superintendent for insurance until November 2019. At DFS, Evangelista worked on policy initiatives, including formulation of regulations and industry guidance. She supervised all substantive insurance matters, including financial solvency examinations, market conduct examinations, and insurance company acquisitions. The insurance division regulates approximately 1,700 insurers with assets exceeding $4 trillion. Evangelista also served as a liaison to regulated entities, trade associations, and consumer groups on emerging issues and coordinated the department’s involvement with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative: Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, creating and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and giving back to the community. Twitter: @GTLawWomen
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