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Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei, and Jamey Zellner Co-Author Cybersecurity Update in Reactions Magazine

Fred Karlinsky, shareholder and co-chair, Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice; Rich Fidei, shareholder; and Jamey Zellner, practice group attorney, have co-authored an cybersecurity update article in Reactions magazine. Cybersecurity has emerged over the past several years as one of, if not the greatest threat to the insurance industry, with multiple high-profile data breaches of insurance … Continue Reading

Final Florida Insurance Legislative Report Following Final Actions by Governor

Florida Governor Rick Scott has acted on all legislation approved during the 2017 Regular Session and Special Session A. As such, we have updated our final report on insurance issues. This report provides an outline of all insurance issues that were approved and those that did not pass this year. Please note that many of … Continue Reading

Corporate Governance in Insurance: Key Regulatory Considerations

Corporate governance in insurance continues to be a growing focus among state regulators. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the NAIC) adopted the Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure (CGAD) Model Act and Model Regulation in 2014, which set forth requirements insurers will need to implement and disclose. Currently, 14 states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, … Continue Reading

Hints about New 871(m) Withholding Guidance

On Friday, Oct. 21, a senior official from the Internal Revenue Service said that new transition rules for the regulations for withholding on dividend equivalent payments on equity-linked derivatives under Section 871(m) will be issued in November. At a symposium sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in New York, Peter Merkel, … Continue Reading

Fred Karlinsky Moderated a Panel at the 19th Annual Insurance Forum

Fred E. Karlinsky, a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A., moderated the Dec. 3 insurance commissioners panel at the 19th Annual Insurance Forum held in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to Karlinsky, participants included Commissioner Jim Donelon of Louisiana and Commissioner Sharon Clark of Kentucky. The panel … Continue Reading

Fred Karlinsky to Speak in the ACC Webcast “Captive Insurance: Business and US Regulatory Considerations”

Fred E. Karlinsky, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group and a shareholder within the Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group, will participate in a webcast hosted by ACC’s Financial Services Committee. Karlinsky will present in the webcast titled “Captive Insurance: Business and US Regulatory Considerations” on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at 12 … Continue Reading

Fred E. Karlinsky Spoke at the Western States Surplus Lines Conference

Fred E. Karlinsky, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory & Transactions Practice, was a featured speaker on the panel entitled “Crossroads: The Intersection of Politics and Insurance…And What it Means to You” at the June 22 Western States Surplus Lines Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Karlinsky was joined on the panel by Benjamin J. McKay, … Continue Reading