Webinar: Cannabis Insurance

Red State, Blue State… Green State!

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 3:00pm Eastern

Join us for a FREE educational webinar that will cover several issues related to the topic of cannabis insurance. Fred E. Karlinsky, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and Robin Smith Westcott, Vice President and General Counsel for the American Association of Insurance Services, will analyze key topics that arise in connection with the emerging cannabis insurance space including
    • The “insurability” of cannabis
    • Legal risks associated with insuring cannabis items and activities
    • The profitability of insurance products in the cannabis space
    • Concerns related to the classification of cannabis under Federal law
    • Unique risks and heightened exposures related to the cannabis industry

Recording available here

Powerpoint available here

Fred E. Karlinsky is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group. Fred has more than 25 years of experience representing the interests of insurers, reinsurers and a wide variety of other insurance-related entities on their regulatory, transactional, corporate and governmental affairs matters. He is a recognized authority on national insurance regulatory and compliance issues and has taken a leadership position in many insurance grade organizations, has led many industry-driven legislative and regulatory initiatives, and is a sought after thought leader who has spoken and presented to insurance executives and governmental officials, both nationally and internationally.

Robin Smith Westcott is the Vice President, General Counsel for AAIS, a national advisory and statistical organization providing standardized policy forms and rate filings on behalf of more than 700 property and casualty companies. Robin began her career with the Florida Department of Insurance as a staff attorney with the Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation in 1993. During her career with the Florida DOI and later the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, she served in various regulatory roles including Assistant General Counsel, Director of Financial Oversight for P&C, and Acting Deputy Commissioner for P&C.