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Fred Karlinsky is a Shareholder and Global Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group. Fred 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. Recognized as the only Band 1 Florida insurance lawyer by Chambers & Partners and one of the most influential leaders in Florida politics by City & State Florida and INFLUENCE Magazine, Fred has in-depth knowledge of insurance compliance matters and has been a primary strategist in virtually all types of Florida insurance-related legislative initiatives. Fred has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in AmericaSuper LawyersFlorida Trend 500 and Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” for his work in insurance law. 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. Four of the seven current sitting Justices of the Florida Supreme Court have been appointed during Fred’s tenure on the JNC.

In two long-awaited decisions, the Florida Supreme Court declared several provisions of the state’s workers’ compensation statutes unconstitutional, weakening legislative reforms approved in 1994 and 2003 intended to curb the
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