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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized as Influential Floridians

TALLAHASSEE – Oct. 3, 2022 – Three Greenberg Traurig, P.A. shareholders have been recognized by two leading Florida publications for the key role they play in state government and politics.

Fred E. Karlinsky and Barry Richard have been named to City & State Florida’s inaugural “Florida Power 100” list, recognizing Floridians who play critical roles in moving the state forward, including lobbyists, donors, advocates, and elected officials.

Additionally, Karlinsky was named to Florida Politics’ “Influence 150” list, recognizing some of the most influential figures in Florida politics.

Shareholder Hayden R. Dempsey received an honorable mention from Florida Politics for his lobbying work and recent appointment to the Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.

“These recognitions highlight Greenberg Traurig’s longstanding commitment to Florida and our established success and relationships in the state,” said David C. Ashburn, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office.

Karlinsky, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee offices, is global co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group. He has nearly 30 years of experience representing the interests of insurers, reinsurers, and a wide variety of other insurance-related entities. He is a recognized authority on national insurance regulatory and compliance issues and has taken a leadership position in many insurance trade organizations.

Richard, a shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee office, concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, constitutional law, and appellate law. He has successfully argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court and hundreds of cases before federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. In addition, he has advised and represented all three branches of government, including both Democratic and Republican governors and legislators, members of Congress, and multiple executive branch agencies as well as individual public officers and candidates.

Dempsey is chair of the firm’s Florida Government Law & Policy Practice. He lobbies on behalf of numerous private and public clients before both the federal and Florida state governments. He regularly represents clients in legislative matters, Medicaid and health policy matters, appropriations, procurement disputes, transportation and infrastructure issues, health care regulatory matters, and election matters. He also focuses on the lobbying of insurance and other regulatory issues before the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Florida Legislature.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, and NLJ 250. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program certifies that the firm’s U.S. offices are 100% powered by renewable energy. The firm is often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: