Richard J. Fidei

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Richard J. Fidei focuses his practice on national insurance regulatory and compliance matters. He represents a wide variety of insurance entities including insurance companies, health plans, reinsurers, managing general agencies, brokers, third-party administrators, claims companies and other insurance-related entities in connection with regulatory, corporate, compliance and transactional issues. Rich is experienced in the formation, licensure and capitalization of insurers, business expansion activities, financial and market conduct examinations, reinsurance and alternate risk transfer mechanisms, product filings, as well as many other operational and regulatory issues applicable to insurance entities.

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2017-2019
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2015-2019
•Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, Top Listed - Government Relations, 2018
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
•Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0

(Also at Fort Lauderdale Office)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Insurance
  • Government Law & Policy
  • Financial Regulatory & Compliance
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Insurance Regulatory & Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+1 954.768.8286  Phone
850.681.0207  Fax
University Attended:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1978
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., Member, Duquesne University Law Review, Board Member, Appellate Moot Court Board, 1981
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; 1981, Pennsylvania; 1997, Florida; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional & Community Involvement


•Member, The Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. (WIND)
•Member, Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals
•National General Counsel, 2010-Present
•President, Gulf States Chapter, 2010-2012
•Co-Editor, Gulf States Region, Journal for Insurance Compliance Professionals
•Member, American Association of Managing General Agents, Governmental Affairs Committee
•Member, Federation of Regulatory Counsel
•Member, Florida Association of Self-Insurers
•Member, International Association of Insurance Receivers, Membership Committee
•Member, Insurance Club of Pittsburgh
•Member, Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society
•Participant, Life and Health Compliance Association
•Participant, Louisiana Insurers' Conference
•Member, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Education Committee
•Member, Risk and Insurance Management Society
•External Affairs Committee
•Member, Securities and Insurance Licensing Association
•Member, Surplus Lines Subgroup
•Member, Agency-Carrier Subgroup
•Member, Society of Financial Examiners, Publications Committee
•Participant, Surplus Lines Law Group


•Member, American Bar Association, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section Committee
•Member, Broward County Bar Association
•Member, Florida Bar Association


•Member, Easter Seals of South Florida
•Member, Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club
•Member, Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
•Member, Jaycees

Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Provided legal and regulatory representation in connection with the formation, structuring, capitalization and licensure of more than twenty insurance companies.; Provided national regulatory representation in the expansion of operations of insurers and other corporate amendment transactions for insurers throughout the country.; Assisted numerous insurers in a variety of regulatory filings and approvals including rate, rule and form approvals; holding company compliance issues; financial and market conduct examinations; affiliate entity transactions; regulated investments; and assisted in resolving numerous trade practice issues.; Assisted in single state, regional and national legal and regulatory analysis of operational and business issues for clients.; Handled a variety of reinsurance matters for both ceding and assuming insurers, including accreditation and eligibility issues; collateral requirements; pooling and risk transfer mechanisms; and security and trust arrangements.; Counseled clients on a variety of solvency, rehabilitation and liquidation matters.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Fidei prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; Internships: Intern, Hon. Joseph F. Weiss, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Intern, U.S Attorney s Office, U.S. Department of Justice

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Tallahassee, Florida

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