Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Insurance
Fred E. Karlinsky is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group. Fred has over 30 years of experience representing the interests of insurers, reinsurers and a wide variety of other insurance-related entities on their regulatory, transactional, corporate and governmental affairs matters. Fred is a recognized authority on national insurance regulatory and compliance issues and serves on the boards of the most influential insurance trade organizations. Having led many industry-driven legislative and regulatory initiatives, Fred is a thought leader among his peers, a sought-after speaker and frequent moderator on insurance panels with governmental officials and insurance commissioners.
In addition to being Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, Fred is recognized as the only Band One insurance lawyer in Florida in the Chambers USA Guide, where he has been listed consistently from 2011-2023. Fred is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law from 2019-2024. In 2023, Fred was named in Influence Magazine as “Insurance Lobbyist of the Year.” He is recognized in Florida Trend’s sixth-annual “Florida 500” issue, which highlights the “most influential business leaders” in over a dozen categories statewide.
In addition to his role with Greenberg Traurig, Fred has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law since 2008, where he teaches a course on Insurance Law and Risk Management. Fred currently chairs the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, which he has served on since 2014. Fred serves on several boards including the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, World Trade Center Miami, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and Board of Visitors for Florida State University College of Law, which he chairs.
Insurance Regulatory Law
Insurance Transactional Matters
Executive, Legislative and Municipal Government Affairs
Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono.
Our Insurance Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance practice covers the full range of issues faced by companies within the insurance industry. We assist clients in the areas of regulated transactions, mergers and acquisitions, state enforcement actions, governance and risk management, regulatory examinations and oversight issues, legislative advocacy, and litigation.