Bob Shapiro handles corporate, securities, and insurance regulatory and transactional law matters.
Bob is an insurance attorney with comprehensive industry experience. He counsels on the regulatory requirements for property and casualty insurers as well as various types of life and annuity insurance products. He also counsels clients, including government-sponsored insurers, in using insurance-linked securities to spread the risk of loss from catastrophic hazards such as floods resulting from named storms. For example, Bob assisted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in securing reinsurance for the National Flood Insurance Program for the first time from the private market. He also served as counsel in FEMA’s first-ever issuance of a catastrophe bond covering flood insurance risks. Bob has also counseled the state of Florida’s insurer of last resort, Citizens Insurance Corp., in obtaining reinsurance from the private market as well as issuing six catastrophe bonds.