Fred W. Baggett is a senior member of the firm's National Government Law & Policy Practice. For the past 30 years, Fred has represented a broad range of the general business community, associations and governmental entities before federal, state and local agencies, and legislative bodies. A significant portion of his practice focuses on matters relating to health care, insurance, environment regulation, banking and finance, and business and professional regulation. Fred's practice also includes policy development and advocacy as well as administrative litigation.
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, American Bar Association
· Secretary, Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
· Board Member, Capital City Country Club
· Former Adjunct Professor, Florida State University College of Law
· Former Chairman, Capital Cultural Center, Tallahassee, Florida
· Former Chairman, Tallahassee/Leon County Planning Agency
· Former Secretary, Florida Judicial Council
Awards & Recognition
· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice, 2007-2014
· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2012
· Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2006
· Recognized Bond Counsel, Bond Buyer's Red Book
· American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
· Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.
· Led coalition that repealed unitary tax law in Florida.
· Led coalition that repealed interstate and regional banking prohibitions in Florida.
· Primary participant in rewrite of Florida managed care laws.
· Primary participant in rewrite of Florida child support enforcement laws.
· Primary participant in the adoption of Florida's Unified Building Code.
· Created concept for issuance of $500 million bond by Florida Insurance Guaranty Fund to aid Hurricane Andrew victims; successfully convinced Department of Insurance to accept, then drafted and successfully lobbied special session legislation to allow issue within 45 days.
· Primary participant in rewrite of Florida laws regulating the Nursing Homes industry.
· Executive Assistant, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, 1970-1972