Fred E. Karlinsky is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group. Fred has over twenty 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 has taken a leadership position in many insurance trade organizations, has led many industry-driven legislative and regulatory initiatives, and is a sought after thought leader who has spoken and presented papers to insurance executives and governmental officials, both nationally and internationally.
Fred is experienced in transactional law, executive and legislative governmental affairs, administrative law, and corporate representation. He advises clients on operational issues — including start-up initiatives, structuring, capitalization, and collaborative business relationships— and a complete array of regulatory and compliance issues, including licensure and corporate amendment applications, business expansion initiatives, solvency and statutory accounting issues, rate and form filings, and financial and market conduct examinations, to name a few.
Fred has a long history as a primary strategist in all types of insurance-related legislative and regulatory initiatives for all kinds of insurance, including homeowners, automobile, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice and other lines of property and casualty and life and health insurance.
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 received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law, where he and his wife, Autumn, recently endowed the Karlinsky Family Scholarship. Mr. Karlinsky is also a member of the Florida State University College of Law Board of Visitors.
His political involvement includes Co-Chair of Team 100, the major donor campaign of the Republican National Committee, Republican Governors Association and the Republican Jewish Coalition, where he is on the Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Young Leadership Council. He is a Regional Finance Chairman for the Republican Party of Florida and also served as a Co-Finance Chairman for the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign in Florida.
Professional memberships include being a Fellow of The American Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Tallahassee Bar Association, AmComp, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and the Federation of Regulatory Counsel.
Mr. Karlinsky, his wife Autumn and their two children, Allie and Spencer reside in Weston, Florida.