Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate Partner Katie Webb Named Florida State University College of Law Adjunct Professor
April 1st, 2011
Katie Webb, a Partner with the law firm of Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky & Abate’s Insurance Regulatory and Governmental Consulting Practice Divisions, has been appointed an Adjunct Professor by Florida State University College of Law (“Florida State Law”). Ms. Webb will join firm Shareholder Fred Karlinsky in co-teaching a course entitled “The Law and Economics of Insurance Regulation.” Mr. Karlinsky co-created the course with Dino Falaschetti, Florida State Associate Professor of Law and Economics.
The class explores the specifics of various types of insurance, the cost of regulatory compliance and why actual insurance laws differ markedly from those that could improve economic performance. It also examines how the insurance regulatory environment, when coupled with politics, influences the economy.
Adjunct professors are approved by the law school based on the distinction of the individual’s professional record, ability to meet the curricular need, and the ability to add value to students’ educational experience.
Ms. Webb focuses her practice on both lobbying and insurance regulatory work, representing insurance agencies, insurance companies and related businesses’ needs to the legislative and executive branches of Florida government, as well as to many State agencies and quasi-governmental entities. She frequently serves as a speaker at state and nationwide property and casualty insurance conferences.
Mr. Karlinsky has been a key architect of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Practice Divisions, and is a respected leader in the fields of government and lobbying, and internationally on insurance regulatory matters. He is also a frequent guest speaker on insurance legislative and regulatory matters at national, international and corporate insurance conferences.
Recently, both attorneys served as host and moderator at the prestigious 2011 State of the Florida Insurance Market Summit in Orlando, which was attended by nearly 500 insurance industry policymakers, regulators and executives.