WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2019 – Timothy V. Kemp has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in the firm’s Washington, D. C. office as a shareholder in the Insurance Regulatory & Transactions, Government Law & Policy, and Financial Regulatory & Compliance practices.
Early in his career, Kemp’s practice focused on commercial real estate transactions, and later, he served as senior attorney with the Mississippi Secretary of State, where his responsibilities included the regulation and management of public lands. From 1994 to 2014, he was in-house at First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), most recently as Deputy General Counsel. He joins from another law firm.
“Tim is a former Deputy General Counsel, chief regulatory and government relations counsel, and chief compliance officer for a Fortune 500 public insurance and bank holding company with international operations, a powerful combination of in-house, government, and law firm experience. We are proud that Tim chose Greenberg Traurig to expand his practice,” said Fred E. Karlinsky and Thomas J. Bond, co-chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice, in a joint statement. “His experience in both the insurance and financial services sectors will be an asset to the Washington, D.C. office and opens up a new, exciting dimension to our practice.”
“We are fortunate to have Tim join us given his unique experience mix of legal, regulatory, and operational experience,” said Laura Metcoff Klaus and Robert Mangas, co-managing shareholders of the Washington, D.C. office, in a joint statement. “His experience as an in-house business lawyer resonates across our client base, markets, and areas of practice. We look forward to working with his clients as he brings new capabilities to our seasoned teams.”
Kemp focuses his practice on transactions and a wide range of regulatory matters involving insurance entities and financial institutions, representing them before federal and state insurance and banking regulators and consumer protection agencies across the country. He also guides clients on matters related to the acquisition and integration of regulated entities, compliance, regulatory examinations, investigations and enforcement actions, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and remediation planning.
In addition, for clients in the settlement services industry, Kemp has a broad background in real estate, title insurance and escrow operations and practices, home warranty, and service contracts. He routinely assists businesses engaged in these industries and their partners, vendors, and clients in developing compliant but pragmatic solutions designed to further business objectives.
“Greenberg Traurig’s reputation, market penetration, and record of accomplishments in insurance, government, and financial services law, among others, guided my decision to join the firm,” Kemp said. “I look forward to continuing to grow my experience and practice as a member of this collaborative, comprehensive, and global team known for its work in Washington, D.C. and beyond.”
Kemp received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and his B.B.A. from Millsaps College. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York, Illinois, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Kemp is an avid author and speaker.
The Washington, D.C. office has experienced growth in the past year. Recent additions include Scott A. Schipma as shareholder in the Government Contracts Practice; Tomás Leonard and Nicole Y. Silver as shareholders in the International Arbitration & Litigation Practice; Phillip V. Marano as of counsel in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice; and Samantha Ahuja as of counsel in the Real Estate Practice.
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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.
Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Austin, Denver, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, Tallahassee, Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy team was “Top Listed” for Government Relations in Best Lawyers in America’s 2018 edition. The team was also named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of "Best Law Firms." The practice also received the most first-tier Government Relations rankings in the U.S.
Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group has wide-ranging experience assisting national, regional, and local clients in a variety of matters affecting the financial services industry. The national team of skilled attorneys works with clients as they face regulatory, litigation, legislative, supervision, examination, licensing, compliance, and governance matters. Greenberg Traurig's regulatory attorneys regularly advise banks, broker-dealers, investment advisors, mortgage lenders and servicers, payday lenders, consumer finance companies, registered and private investment funds, debt collectors, and other financial institutions in complying with state and federal regulatory requirements and interfacing with governmental agencies.