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Richard J. Fidei, Esq.
Richard J. Fidei, Esq.
GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP
(954) 768-8286
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Richard J. Fidei, Esq.
GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP
401 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 768-8286
(954) 759-5545

Phone: (954) 592-5530
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
Florida
Bio
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 insurancerelated 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.

Areas of Concentration
--Insurance regulatory law
--Insurance compliance
--Transactional matters
--Governmental consulting
--Administrative Law
--Corporate representation

Significant Representations
--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.

Professional and Community Involvement

Insurance
--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
--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

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

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

Awards and Recognition
--Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
--Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2015-2016
--Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Internship
--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

Education
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1981
--Member, Duquesne University Law Review
--Board Member, Appellate Moot Court Board
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1978

Admitted to Practice
--Florida
--Supreme Court of the United States
--U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

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2017 Rates Established for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation9/1/2016
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Released Informational Memorandum for Principle-Based Reserving9/1/2016
Florida Consumer Advocate Forum7/1/2016
House Financial Services Committee Passes Bill Aimed at Protecting U.S. Insurance Markets7/1/2016
Federal Reserve Board Approved Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Conceptual Frameworks for Capital Standards7/1/2016
Alabama Allows Premium Finance Agreements for Wind Mitigation5/1/2016
Citizens Policy Form Changes5/1/2016
Florida's New Death Claims Law Challenged5/1/2016
Florida's Workers' Compensation Attorneys' Fees Law Upheld, But Florida Supreme Court Asked to Address Constitutionality12/1/2013
Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Sinkhole Claims Settlement Offer Letter Draws Praise, Critics12/1/2013
Florida Auditor General Says Office of Insurance Regulation Documentation Insufficient on Property and Casualty Rate Filing Decisions10/1/2013
Florida Court Rules on the Definition of Structural Damage in Insurance Policies10/1/2013
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Suspends Insurance Company Tied to 1-800-ASK-GARY6/1/2013
Florida Insurance Commissioner Orders Universal Property and Casualty to Pay $1.26 Million Fine6/1/2013
Secure Door Litigation Over Florida Windstorm Mitigation Discount Forms' Validity Continues4/1/2013
Notice of Correction Reveals Some Hurricane Shutters Under 2010 Florida Building Code Do Not Incorporate Former Testing Standards4/1/2013
Florida Cabinet Adopts Personal Injury Protection Insurance Emergency Rule, Related Amended Rules Pursuant to HB 1192/1/2013
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Releases 2012 Workers' Compensation Annual Report2/1/2013
Florida Governor Rick Scott Releases Inspector General Report on Citizens Property Insurance, Calls for Immediate Travel Policy Reforms2/1/2013
Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Prevails in Late-Reported Hurricane Wilma Claim12/1/2012

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