Richard J. Fidei: Lawyer with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A.

Richard J. Fidei

Richard J. Fidei, Partner
Phone(954) 332-1758

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  • Governmental Consulting
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Insurance Regulatory Law
 
University Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1978
 
Law SchoolDuquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1981
 
Admitted1981, Pennsylvania; 1997, Florida
 
Biography

Richard J. Fidei, a Shareholder at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, leads the Firm's Insurance Regulatory Law Division.

A member of the Florida and Pennsylvania Bars, he represents insurance companies, reinsurers, health maintenance organizations, managing general agencies, brokers, premium finance companies, third-party administrators, claims companies and other insurance-related entities in connection with regulatory, compliance, administrative and transactional issues.

Instrumental in assisting clients with the formation, financing and licensure of insurers, he handles matters such as expansion activities, financial, reinsurance, market conduct, rate and rule filings and administrative and court proceedings, including administrative supervision and insolvency issues. Also experienced with dispute resolution proceedings, including trial, mediation and arbitration, Mr. Fidei negotiates and prepares a wide variety of commercial transaction documents, merger and acquisition agreements, leases and other contractual, corporate and governmental matters.

In October 2010, Mr. Fidei was named National General Counsel of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals ("AICP"). He previously served as President of the AICP Gulf States Chapter.

Mr. Fidei's other insurance industry trade consortium memberships include the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) Governmental Affairs Committee, the Surplus Lines Law Group, the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Officers and the International Association of Insurance Receivers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Broward County Bar Association.

Mr. Fidei, who holds the highest rating of "AV" from Martindale-Hubbell, received his Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1981. During his course of study, he was appointed as a member of the Duquesne University Law Review and was Vice-Chairman of the Appellate Moot Court Board. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and for the Honorable Joseph F. Weiss, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Mr. Fidei, who is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, was named as a Top Lawyer in the 2013 South Florida Legal Guide.

Mr. Fidei has served in leadership positions in a variety of civic organizations, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors, Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club, Jaycees, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Easter Seals of South Florida and others.

An experienced legal instructor and lecturer who has been certified by the American Bankers Association, Mr. Fidei prepares and delivers insurance and reinsurance presentations worldwide. He is also certified by the Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services as a Continuing Education Instructor in General Lines (Property & Casualty).

Professional Associations and Memberships

· American Bar Association (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section Committee)

· Florida Bar Association

· Pennsylvania Bar Association

· Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

· Broward County Bar Association

· American Association of Managing General Agents

· American Corporate Counsel Association

· The American Society of Workers Comp Professionals, Inc.

· AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel

· Florida Association of Self-Insurers

· Surplus Lines Law Group

· Gerson Lehrman Group, Regulatory Affairs Council

· International Association of Insurance Receivers (Member Services Committee; Newsletter Subcommittee)

· Insurance Club of Pittsburgh

· Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society

· Life and Health Compliance Association

· Louisiana Insurers’ Conference

· National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Officers

· Reinsurance Association of America

· Risk and Insurance Management Society

· Securities and Insurance Licensing Association (Surplus Lines and the Agency-Carrier Subgroups)

· Society of Financial Examiners

· Beaver County Bar Association (Former Member Board of Directors, Treasurer, Continuing Legal Education Committee Member)

· Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Former Member Board of Directors)

Civic and Community Involvement

· Easter Seals of South Florida

· Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors

· Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club

· Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

· Jaycees

· Legal instructor and lecturer regarding a variety of subjects, including insurance, law and banking, commercial transactions, and real estate

Special Recognition

· Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell

· American Bankers Association Certified Legal Instructor

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Gulf States Region Co-Editor, Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals

· Member, Duquesne University Law Review

· Appellate Moot Court Board, Vice Chairman

· Multiple local, state and national awards through Jaycees activities


Recent Speaking Engagements

· AICP 26th Annual Conference; October 8, 2013; "Life & Health Presentation" presented by Rich Fidei

· AICP 26th Annual Conference; "How to Avoid a Data Breach" co-presenter

· Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies Presentation; July 18, 2013; "PIP and Workers' Compensation Fraud: All Agents Are Impacted!" -- Maria Elena Abate and Rich Fidei

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Mid-Atlantic E-Day, Baltimore, Maryland; June 3, 2013: "Federal and International Initiatives Impacting Compliance," presented by Richard J. Fidei

· 2013 Acord Loma Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada; May 8, 2013: "Our Regulatory Environment: Are Broad Changes on the Horizon," presented by Fred Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· 2013 IRES National School on Market Regulation, Savannah, Georgia; April 30, 2013: "All Things Florida: Legislative Update," presented by Fred Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· 2013 IRES National School on Market Regulation, Savannah, Georgia; April 29, 2013: "Looking for a Little Company Privacy? Fuhgeddaboudit!," presented by Fred Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

2013 State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit; Amelia Island, FL; January 30, 2013; "Looking for a Little Company Privacy? Fuhgeddaboudit!," presented by Rich Fidei, Katie Webb, Donovan Brown, and Matt Church

· Webinar: "Best Practices for Using Social Media in Insurance," presented by Fred Karlinsky and Rich Fidei and sponsored by ACORD; January 16, 2013

· Webinar: "Unclaimed Property: Navigating the Ship," presented by Rich Fidei and Elizabeth M. Jones; November 15, 2012

· Rich Fidei Discusses privacy concerns with advancing technology in insurance on November 26, 2012 A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast

· 2012 AICP Annual Conference; September 30-October 3, 2012; San Antonio TX; Mr. Fidei presented "Confidentiality Concerns For Companies," which addressed privacy rules and how to protect a company regarding use of e-commerce, telemetrics and social media.

· 2012 AICP Annual Conference; September 30-October 3, 2012; San Antonio TX; Mr. Fidei served as a panelist in a two-part personal and commercial lines Question and Answer session.

· IRES 2012 Annual Career Development Seminar & Regulatory Skills Workshop; August 27-29, 2012; Hollywood, FL. Mr. Fidei co-presented a discussion on federal legislative activity.

· IRES 2012 Annual Career Development Seminar & Regulatory Skills Workshop; August 27-29, 2012; Hollywood, FL. Mr. Fidei led a presentation entitled "Potential Concerns with Insurance Holding Company Amendments" which covered current authority, major components of the Model Act, enterprise risk, individual states, as well as general concerns and other related issues.

· Rich Fidei Discusses Social Media and Advertising Compliance for Insurers on July 2, 2012 A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast

· Webinar: "What You Need to Know Right Now About Florida's Insurance Holding Company Regulatory Review," presented by Katie Webb and Rich Fidei of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, and G. Donovan Brown and Alex Hageli of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America; June 19, 2012

· Webinar: "Best Practices for Using Social Media," presented by Rich Fidei; June 5, 2012

· AICP Northwest Chapter 2012 Education Day Conference; Seattle, Washington; May 22, 2012; "Best Practices for Using Social Media"

· AICP Northwest Chapter 2012 Education Day Conference; Seattle, Washington; May 22, 2012; "Privacy, Data Security and Electronic Transaction - the Evolution Continues"

· ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum; May 16, 2012; "Electronic Transactions and Delivery in a Regulated Environment"

· 2012 NAIC/NIPR E-Reg Conference; May 2, 2012; "Licensing and Appointments: The Rules of the Road"

· National Hurricane Conference; March 28, 2012; Mr. Fidei joined Insurance Information Institute Florida Representative Lynne McChristian and the U.S. Small Business Administration's Michael Lampton for a discussion panel on insurance, recovery and mitigation topics.

· 2012 State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit; March 14, 2012; Mr. Fidei served as a panelist on a discussion panel on emerging insurance compliance issues.

· 2012 State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit; March 16, 2012; “Hot Issues at the Crossroads of Technology and Compliance” — Rich Fidei.

· 2012 State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit; March 16, 2012; Mr. Fidei served as a panelist on a post summit breakout on the national and international regulatory climate.

· NAIC Fall 2011 National Meeting; November 2, 2011; "NAIC's Model Holding Company Act: Recent Changes and Helpful Hints"

· AICP Annual Conference; September 26, 2011; Presentation Panel: "Social Media 101--Get In The Game"

· AICP Annual Conference; September 25, 2011; "P&C Q&A: Part II--Commercial Lines"

· AICP Annual Conference; September 25, 2011; "P&C Q&A: Part I--Personal Lines"

· AICP Annual Conference; September 25, 2011; Moderator: Meet your Regulators P&C Industry/Regulator Roundtables

· AICP Annual Conference; September 25, 2011; Moderator: Meet your Regulators LHA Industry/Regulator Roundtables (Two events)

Meet your Regulators L/H/A Industry/Regulator Roundtables (There were two of these)

· Webinar: "Compliance With Insurance Holding Company Laws" presented by Rich Fidei; August 25, 2011

· AICP South Central Chapter E-Day; August 11, 2011, "Dodd-Frank and Florida Regulatory Updates"

· Rich Fidei Discusses Dodd-Frank Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act and Surplus Lines Tax Issues on July 27, 2011 A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast

· Acord Loma Insurance Systems Forum; May 22-24 2011, “Licensing and Appointments: The Rules of the Road

· Pennsylvania Surplus Lines Association; May 12, 2011; "Emerging Issues to Keep on Your Radar"

· AICP Heartland Chapter E-Day; Omaha, Nebraska; April 6, 2011; "Regulatory Issues for E-Business and Confidentiality of Filings"

· Insurance Advertising Compliance Association 2011 Annual Conference; Orlando, Florida; April 7, 2011; "Keeping it Confidential: Best Practices & Regulatory Pitfalls"

· Hollywood Beach Civic Association; Featured speaker in a discussion panel with Senator Eleanor Sobel on the state of insurance in Florida, February 3, 2011

· 2011 State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit; January 12, 2011; "Captive Reinsurance: An Attractive Supplement to Traditional Reinsurance"

· Independent Insurance Agents of Palm Beach County; November 18, 2010; "2010 Florida Insurance Market Update"

· NAIC Fall 2010 National Meeting; October 21, 2010; "Keeping It Confidential: Best Practices and Regulatory Pitfalls"

· AICP Annual Conference; October 6, 2010; Presenter: "Keeping It Confidential: Best Practices and Regulatory Pitfalls"

· AICP Annual Conference; October 5, 2010; Moderator: "Company Licensing: Forms, Procedures, and Common Issues"

· AICP Annual Conference; October 5, 2010; Moderator: SERFF and I/File

· AICP Annual Conference; October 4, 2010; Moderator: Compliance Connections (Property and Casualty)

· AICP Annual Conference; October 4, 2010; Moderator: “Advanced Course: Current Issues Facing the Surplus Lines Market”

· AICP Annual Conference; October 3, 2010; Presenter: "Property and Casualty Questions and Answers"

Recently-Published Articles and Media Appearances

· ABA/TIPS Insurance Regulation Newsletter; "Florida Courts To Employ Daubert Standard to Expert Opinion Testimony as of July 1, 2013" by Maria Elena Abate, Esq.; Fred Karlinsky, Esq.; Rich Fidei, Esq.

· AICP Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals; June 28, 2013; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor

· The Self-Insurer Monthly; June 2013; "The Changing Regulatory Landscape for Stop-Loss Insurance" by Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei and Erin Siska

· Oak Street Funding's The Bridge magazine; Spring 2013; "Assure A Clean Company -- Making It Work: Avoid inheriting unseen legal and regulatory impediments that can hinder a successful acquisition" by Fred Karlinsky and Rich Fidei

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Spring 2013; “Citizens -- The Likely Focus of Property Insurance Reform During Florida's 2013 Legislative Session” by Rich Fidei, Fred Karlinsky, and Erin Siska

· Rich Fidei quoted in Law360; February 14, 2013: "House Panel Demands To See FIO's Overdue Insurance Report"

· Best's Review; February 2013: "A Taxing Conundrum" by Fred E. Karlinsky, Richard J. Fidei and Jennifer C. Erdelyi

· LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, January 2013: "Top Ten Insurance Regulatory issues and Trends of 2012" by Richard J. Fidei and Erin T. Siska

· ABA-TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee Newsletter, Winter 2013: "Reports from the States: Florida" by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; December 2012; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· 2013 Edition South Florida Legal Guide

· Professional Insurance Agents magazine; December 2012; "The Evolution of Federal Involvement in P/C Insurance: A review of NRRA, NIMA, SLIMPACT, FIO and NFIP in 2012" by Richard J. Fidei and Timothy F. Stanfield

· AICP Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals; September 14, 2012; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; August 2012; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· National Underwriter; August 27, 2012: "Heavily Regulated Insurers, Producers Face Additional Risks When Using Social Media Sites" by Rich Fidei and Erin Siska

· National Underwriter; August 2012: "Address Social Media Risk With a Policy" by Rich Fidei and Erin Siska

· ABA TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee News, Summer 2012 - Florida Insurance Regulatory Updates by Rich Fidei and Fred Karlinsky

· Law 360; July 5, 2012; Rich Fidei quoted in "Federal Insurance Office Turns Eye to Reinsurance Policy"

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; June 2012; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· AICP Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals; June 22, 2012; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor

· Daily Business Review; May 29, 2012; "Under-insurance may be Florida's next big crisis" by Fred E. Karlinsky, Richard J. Fidei and Erin T. Siska.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Summer 2012; “Update Regarding Medical Loss Ratio Reporting Under Federal and State Law” by Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei and Erin Siska

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; April/May 2012; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· AAMGA Wholesale Insurance News; Summer 2012; “State Taxation of Non-U.S. Risk Premium -- An Unintended Consequence of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act?” by Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei and Jennifer Erdelyi

· PropertyCasualty 360; April 2011; "New Florida Citizens Assessment Bill Could Attract New Capital" by Fred Karlinsky, Katherine Scott Webb, Richard J. Fidei.

· AICP Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals; March 23, 2012; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor

· LexisNexis 2011 Emerging Issues 6198; February 2, 2012; "2011 in Review: 10 Biggest Insurance Regulatory Headliners" by Fred E. Karlinsky, Esq., Rich J. Fidei, Esq., and Elizabeth M. Fohl, Esq.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; February 2012; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· Rich Fidei was featured in Compliance Assurance Corporation's Internet video-based Expert Education Series on January 24, 2012. He discussed the new Federal Insurance Office ("FIO"), which was established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, as well as the NAIC and the future of the market conduct process Click here to watch the complete video interviews.

· Professional Insurance Agents; January 2012; “How the NRRA Will Affect Surplus Lines in the Future: Is a fractured system on the mend in 2012?” by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· Daily Business Review; January 20, 2012; "Board of Contributors: A system in need of mending, Florida's Legislature tackles PIP" by Fred Karlinsky, Richard J. Fidei and Katherine Scott Webb

· ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal; Winter 2012: Florida Update

· AAMGA Wholesale Insurance News; Fall 2011; “Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty Comments on Significant Issues Facing the Industry” by Fred Karlinsky and Rich Fidei

· Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society "The Regulator" Newsletter; Fall 2011; "Further Regulatory Oversight of Insurance Holding Company Systems" by Fred E. Karlinsky, Esq., Rich J. Fidei, Esq., and Elizabeth M. Fohl, Esq.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; December 2011; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· AICP Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals; December 16, 2011; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor.

· AICP Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals; December 16, 2011; "Social Media: The Times, They Are A-Changin'" by Fred Karlinsky, Esq., Rich Fidei, Esq. and Nicole Fried, Esq.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine; December 2011; “A Revamped Citizens and Cat Fund in 2012? Preview of Property Insurance Issues for the January Legislative Session” by Fred Karlinsky, Esq., Richard Fidei, Esq., and Katherine Webb, Esq.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; October 2011; Florida Update by Rich Fidei

· Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society "The Regulator" Newsletter; Summer 2011; Regulatory Wrap-Up: Florida by Fred Karlinsky and Rich Fidei

· AAMGA Wholesale Insurance News; Spring 2011; “The NAIC and Surplus Lines Insurance Reforms.” Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate and Webb’s Fred Karlinsky and Richard Fidei talk to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon about what lies ahead for the surplus lines industry.

· ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal; Summer 2010; Florida Update

· PropertyCasualty360, August 2011: "Major Changes Ahead for Medicaid" by Rich Fidei, Katie Scott Webb and Timothy F. Stanfield

Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; August 2011; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals AICP Journal; June 17, 2011; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert; June 2011; Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Summer 2011; “Not in My Backyard: NAIC Files Amicus Curiae Brief Arguing Federal Court Has No Place in Insurer Liquidation Proceedings

· PropertyCasualty360, March 15, 2011; "Public Adjusters File Suit Against Florida OIR" by Richard J. Fidei

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, February 2011 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· LexisNexis 2010 Emerging Issues 5465, January 3, 2011; "Fidei and Fohl on 2010 in Review: Ten Key Insurance Regulatory Topics That Shaped the Year"

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, December 2010 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· Florida Underwriter, November 2010; "Florida's Sinking Property Insurance Profits" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Fall 2010; “You’ve Got Mail: Electronic Delivery of Florida Insurance Policies” by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· Banking and Financial Services Policy Report, Aspen Publishers, October 2010; “Dodd-Frank and Board Governance: New Political-Legal Risks to Monetary Policy and Business Judgments?” by Dr. Dino Falaschetti, Fred E. Karlinsky, Esq., and Richard J. Fidei, Esq.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, October 2010 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate's Rich Fidei in Florida Underwriter on New Capital Opportunities in Florida's Domestic Homeowners' Insurance Market; September 7, 2010

· Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association Journal of Reinsurance, Fall 2010; “Reinsurance Collateral: Changes on the Horizon” by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· "New Louisiana Citizens Takeout Law Expected to Encourage Private Carrier Participation" by Richard J. Fidei

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, August 2010 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal; Winter 2010; “Recent Developments in Excess Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance, and Reinsurance Law” by Fred E. Karlinsky, Richard J. Fidei, Krista S. Kovalcin, et al

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, June 2010 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei

· Florida Underwriter Magazine; June 1, 2010; "Do We Feel Lucky? Florida’s Property Insurance Market Remains a Game of Chance as the Season Begins” by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei

· Florida Underwriter Magazine; May 26, 2010; “A Closer Look at SB 2044” by Richard J. Fidei and Fred E. Karlinsky

· Richard J. Fidei quoted in the Wall Street Journal, "This Town Is Going Down, And Strawberries Share the Blame: Florida's Plant City Plagued by Sinkholes; 'We Just Sit Here and Watch Them Grow'" by Barry Newman; April 19, 2010.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, April 2010 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, January 2010 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei.

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals AICP Journal; December 18, 2009; Gulf States Region News by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, November 2009 "Florida Still Fine-Tuning Public Adjusters" by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei.

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals 2009 National Conference, October 4 and 5, 2009--Richard Fidei, who serves as Gulf States Chapter Vice President, participated as a panelist in two separate Conference sessions on property and casualty compliance and regulation. For more information, click here.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, Volume 26, Number 9, September 2009 "Looking To Buy Or Sell?" by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei.

· Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals AICP Journal, September 18, 2009; Gulf States Regulatory Update by Richard J. Fidei, AICP Gulf States Editor.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Vol. 20, Edition 3, Fall 2009 "New Perspectives on Reinsurance Collateral Requirements," by Fred E. Karlinsky and Richard J. Fidei.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Vol. 20, Edition 3, Fall 2009 "Florida's First DCA Upholds Broad Statutory Authority for Department of Financial Services to Investigate Cause of Insurer's Insolvency" by Richard J. Fidei.

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel FORC Alert, September 2009 Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei.

· American Bar Association/TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee News, Summer 2009 Florida Insurance Regulatory Updates by Richard J. Fidei.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, July 2009 "Property Insurers Tackle Reinsurance Challenges" by Richard J. Fidei and Fred E. Karlinsky.

· June 2009 FORC Alert, Florida Update by Richard J. Fidei.

· Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals, Vol. 24, No. 2, June 19, 2009 "Gulf States Region News" Mr. Fidei serves as Gulf States Region Co-Editor for the AICP's Journal.

· May 27, 2009 "New York State Proposes Mandatory Catastrophe Reserve Regulation for Property/Casualty Insurers" by Richard J. Fidei and Susan W. Verini.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, April 2009 "Decision Time For Credit Scoring? Debate Swirls As Bills Fly" by Richard J. Fidei, Fred E. Karlinsky and Jennifer C. Erdelyi.

· Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 20, 2009 "Gulf States Region News" Mr. Fidei serves as Gulf States Region Co-Editor for the AICP's Journal.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, March 2009 "2009 Legislative Session Will Prove Rocky" by Richard J. Fidei and Fred E. Karlinsky.

· CPCU Society eJournal, Vol. 62, No. 3, March 1, 2009 "Florida Insurance Dilemma Efforts to Manage the Unmanageable" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq. and Fred E. Karlinsky, Esq.

· Best's Review, February 2009 "Paper Jam -- A federal court rules surplus lines insurers aren't exempt from filing forms for Florida regulatory approval" by Fred E. Karlinsky and Rich Fidei

· ABA/TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee News, Winter 2009 Florida Insurance Regulatory Updates by Richard J. Fidei.

· FASI E-Newsletter Update, Winter 2009 "Florida Division of Workers' Compensation Rule Development Workshop Report: Rules for Self-Insurers" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, February 2009 "Surplus Lines Courting Trouble: Issues Abound Related to Judges' Decisions" by Richard J. Fidei and Fred E. Karlinsky.

· Florida Underwriter Magazine, December 2008 "Florida Adopts New Ratings-Based Reinsurance Collateral Rule" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq. and Fred E. Karlinsky.

· Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals, Vol. 23, No. 3, December 19, 2008 "Gulf States Region News" Mr. Fidei serves as Gulf States Region Co-Editor for the AICP's Journal.

· The Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association Journal of Reinsurance, Volume 15, Number 4, Fall 2008 "Catastrophe Risk in Florida: Efforts to Manage the Unmanageable" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq., and Fred E. Karlinsky of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb.

· U.S. Exposure: A DMA Claims Service and ISAC Newsletter, Issue #2, October 2008 "Catastrophe Risk in Florida: Efforts to Manage the Unmanageable" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq., and Fred E. Karlinsky of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb.

· "Our Recent Federal Decision Requires Filing of Surplus Lines Insurance Forms in Florida" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq. Florida Association of Self Insurance, Fall/Winter 2008 E-Newsletter

· Florida Bar News, October 15, 2008 Richard J. Fidei of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected vice president of the Gulf States Chapter of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals.

· AM Best National Podcast, October 11, 2008. Rich Fidei Discusses Florida's new reinsurance collateral Rule. To listen to the podcast, click here.

· Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 23, 2008 "Gulf States Region News" Mr. Fidei serves as Gulf States Region Co-Editor for the AICP's Journal.

· "Florida Insurance Reform" by Richard J. Fidei, Esq. International Association of Insurance Receivers' Summer, 2008 edition of The Insurance Receiver.

· Florida Cabinet Meeting Report, Florida Association of Self-Insurers Summer, 2008 Update (Page 7). FASI Update

· Richard J. Fidei admitted to the Federation of Regulatory Counsel. To read the complete story, click here.

· Florida Update: American Bar Association Tort, Trial and Insurance Committee News by Richard J. Fidei, Florida Contributing Author. Summer, 2008.

· Presentation given at the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals Gulf States & Mid-Atlantic Chapters' E-Day, July 17, 2008 "Federal Emerging Issues & Florida Legislative Changes"

· "Florida Insurance Reform” Real Estate Finance Magazine, June, 2008. By Richard J. Fidei, Esq. A summary of Florida's legislative, regulatory and market developments during the past three years.

· Florida Underwriter: "New Capital, New Choices: The Domestic Homeowners’ Market Rises." Richard J. Fidei comments on surplus notes. May 1, 2008

· Federation of Regulatory Counsel Journal, Vol. 19 Edition 1, Spring 2008 "Credit-Based Insurance Scores", co-authored by Fred E. Karlinsky and Rich Fidei. What determines how much a consumer will pay for automobile insurance?

· AAMGA News, April 7, 2008 "FLORIDA INSURANCE REFORM: One year after a massive legislative overhaul, is Florida any closer to finding a solution?" by Richard J. Fidei.

· Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 28, 2008 "Gulf States Region News" Mr. Fidei served as Editor for the Gulf States region news update in this issue of the AICP journal.

· Daily Business Review, July 18, 2007 "Attorney puts together funding for two insurers" Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb attorneys Mike Colodny, Fred Karlinsky, Rich Fidei, Sandy Fay and Erin Siska assisted in securing $16.5 million and $7 million loans from Florida’s Insurance Capital Build-Up Incentive Program.

· Insurance Journal, Nov. 5, 2007 Richard J. Fidei and Fred E. Karlinsky and recently co-authored "Striking A Balance Over the Use of Credit-Based Insurance Scores," which closely examines the current scrutiny over the use of personal credit information in automobile and homeowners underwriting.

· Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb partners Fred Karlinsky and Rich Fidei were featured as guest columnists in the August 7, 2007 issue of Daily Business Review regarding consumer credit histories and insurance law. To view the article, click here.

Conferences Attended

Acord Loma Insurance Systems Forum
· San Diego, 2011
· Orlando, 2012

American Association of Managing General Agents
· AAMGA Committee Day, June 25-26, 2010
· AAMGA-Focused on the Future, May 2008
· AAMGA/Surplus Lines Conference, October 2007

American Conference Institute
· ACI Insurance Conference, February 2009

· ACI Reinsurance Bootcamp, January 2008

Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals
· AICP National Board Meeting: January 2010
· Annual AICP National Conference: 2007, 2008, 2009 (speaker), 2010 (speaker), 2011 (speaker), 2012 (speaker), 2013 (speaker)
· Gulf States Chapter Education Day, July 2009, July 2010, June 2011
· Gulf States Chapter, Federal Emerging Issues and Florida Legislative Challenges, July 2009
· Heartland Chapter E-Day, April 6, 2011, Omaha, Nebraska
· Mid-Atlantic Chapters Education Day, July 2008
· South Central Chapter E-Day, March 29, 2011, Dallas, Texas
· South Central Chapter E-Day, August 11, 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
· AICP/Texas Department of Insurance Compliance Conference, January 2008
· AICP Virginia/Georgia Education Day, April 2007
· AICP Education Day: 2006, 2007
· AICP Gulf States Chapter P&C, L&H and WC Compliance Conference, June 2006

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, Property Casualty Insurers of America and Guy Carpenter
· State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
· FHCF Participating Insurers' Workshop: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
· Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Filing and Compliance Symposium: 2006, 2008
· Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Insurance Regulation Conference, June 2006

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
· NAIC Summer 2012 National Meeting, August 2012
· NAIC Spring 2012 National Meeting, March 2012
· NAIC 2012 Annuity Suitability Symposium, March 1-2, 2012
· NAIC Fall 2011 National Meeting, November 2011
· NAIC Spring 2011 National Meeting, March 2011
· NAIC Fall 2010 National Meeting, October 2010
· NAIC Reinsurance Task Force Meeting, July 2008
· NAIC Spring 2008 National Meeting
· NAIC/National Insurance Producer Registry E-Regulation Conference, July 2007; May 2012
· NAIC Market Analysis Education Program, August 2006

National Conference of Insurance Legislators
· NCOIL 2012 Spring Meeting, February 24-24, 2012, Biloxi, Mississippi

Reinsurance Association of America
· Reinsurance Association of America: "Reinsurance Contracts: Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts," July 2006
· Reinsurance Association of America: "Demystifying Reinsurance" Conference, May 2006
· Second National Forum on Reinsurance Agreements, February 2006

Mealey Publications
· Insurance and Reinsurance Linked Securitization Conference, December 2007
· Global Reinsurance Forum, November 2007

Risk and Insurance Management Society
· RIMS Annual Conference, April 2009
· Broward County Chapter Monthly Meetings

Texas Department of Insurance
· Texas Department of Insurance Compliance Conference: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Miscellaneous

· ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum, May 22-24, 2011 (speaker)

· American Council of Life Insurers Compliance and Legal Sections Meeting, July 2010

· American Council of Life Insurers Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2011

· Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies Commutation Day, March 2010

· Auto Insurance Report National Conference, April 2009

· South Florida Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society I-Day Seminar, February 2012

· Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Mission Review Task Force, October 2008

· City Bar Center for CLE/ABA/TIPS/IFNY: Current Issues in Insurance Regulation, April 2008

· Ethics, Loss Prevention and Insurance Management Issues Conference, October 2006

· Financial Research Association's Capital Market Symposium on Securitizing Insurance Risk, September 2007

· Florida Chamber Property Insurance Summit, 2007

· Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference, June 2007

· Florida Private Sector Summit on Florida Property Insurance, August 2007

· Healthcare Conference, January 2007

· Hurricane Preparedness Conference, June 2007

· Injury Sciences 2011 Annual Conference, April 18-20, 2011

· Insurance Advertsing Compliance Association (IaDCA) 2011 Annual Conference, April 6, 2011, Orlando, Florida

· Insurance 2007: In Pursuit of Sustainable Earnings Conference, June 2007

· Insurance Forum Meeting, October 2006

· Insurance Regulation: Current Issues in Insurance Regulation Conference: 2006, 2007

· Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society Conference, May 2009

· International Association of Insurance Receivers Insolvency Workshop, January 2008

· Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies, July 2010

· Life and Health Compliance Association Meeting #98, April 2012

· 8th Annual Louisiana Filing & Compliance Seminar in Conjunction with the Louisiana Insurers’ Conference; August 11-12, 2011

· National Constitution Center: Reinsurance Hot Topics in 2006: What You Need to Know, September 2006

· National Council on Compensation Insurance Annual Issues Symposium: 2006, 2007, 2010

· National Hurricane Conference, March 28, 2012 (speaker)

· National Underwriter Magazine 19th Annual Executive Conference for the Property and Casualty Industry, November 2007

· New York City Bar - 22nd Annual Current Issues in Insurance Regulation, April 2012

· Pennsylvania Surplus Lines Association Annual Meeting, May 11-12, 2011

· 2011 PCI Annual Meeting, October 23-26, 2011

· RMS 2010 Client Conference, April 2010

· Regulatory Round-Up, April 2008

· Securities and Insurance Licensing Association National Education Conference; October 2-5, 2011

· Southeastern Regulators Association 2013 Meeting; October 2-4, 2013

· Standard & Poor's 23rd Annual Insurance Conference, June 2007

· Surplus Lines Law Group, October 2009, October 2010, September 2011

· Workers' Compensation Advisory Council Meeting, February 2010

 
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