Derek Silver joins Colodny Fass litigation group

Silver is the former Deputy Director of Government Affairs at the Bureau of Insurance Regulation.

Colodny Fass further expands its litigation practice with the addition of Derek Argent.

“We are delighted to welcome Derek to our team and provide boots to the field in South Florida, as well as the capital,” said Katie webb, shareholder and head of the government council practice group.

Silver’s resume includes work on education policy at Florida House and later as the Jewish Coalition Coordinator for Government. Ron DeSantis“Campaign for governor.

After the election, he was part of the governor’s transition team and then worked as deputy director of government affairs for the Bureau of Insurance Regulation. He also staffed and helped plan DeSantis’ 2019 trade mission to Israel.

At OIR, Silver has worked on a variety of insurance issues including property, health, life and auto insurance. He also worked on the successful passage of legislation to combat assignment of benefits abuses (AOB). The current law was a long-standing priority for insurers, who said AOB’s abuse was in part responsible for the rise in property insurance rates.

His experience adds to the abundance of insurance policy experts at Colodny Fass. Although the full-service law firm represents clients from multiple industries, insurance companies often seek the firm’s expertise, both at the courthouse and at the Capitol complex.

Silver, recognized as a “rising star” in INFLUENCE magazine this year, is a graduate of Florida State University law school and serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Alumni Network at FSU.

Colodny Fass consistently ranks among the top law firms in the state. The firm’s lawyers received the highest rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading lawyer ranking service, and the firm also received AM Best “Best Recommended Lawyer” and “Qualified Law Firm” designations. “.

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