Alex Selarnick advises insureds, insurers, and insurtechs, as well as their lenders and investors, on a broad range of compliance, regulatory, and transactional matters. With a particular focus on the intersection of insurance and technology, Alex frequently works with insurance companies, producers, MGAs, and start-ups on insurtech products and services, alternative insurance distribution models, contracting with unlicensed entities, and other licensing and compliance matters.
Alex has helped clients navigate complex, multi-jurisdictional insurance laws, defend against regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and obtain regulatory approvals for transactions involving acquisitions and changes in control. Alex also has extensive trade credit insurance experience, and he guides market leading supply chain and trade finance companies on the development and negotiation of international credit insurance programs.
Outside of the insurance space, Alex also represents clients in a variety of industries on transactions involving investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
Alex is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania only; his application to the D.C. bar is pending. His practice is supervised by D.C.-admitted lawyers at Goodwin.
Alex's experience includes representing:
- Numerous insurtech companies on insurance regulatory and transactional matters, including with respect to embedded insurance products and offerings involving wearables, cannabis, ride-sharing, boating, rentals, cyber risks, and homeowners and auto insurance
- A market leading fintech providing global supply chain and trade finance solutions on the development and negotiation of its credit insurance policies, as well as other insurance regulatory and transactional matters
- Numerous private equity investors, insurance companies and insurance producers in obtaining regulatory approvals in connection with “Form A” change of control or disclaimer of control filings and Texas agency filings
- An insurance producer and a home warranty company in defending against regulatory inquiries, investigations and enforcement actions
- A wealth management firm on insurance regulatory and transactional matters
- An international tire manufacturer on its recovery under a group of trade credit insurance policies issued by affiliated insurers in different countries
- A global ride sharing company on insurance regulatory and transactional matters involving their reinsurance portfolio*
- A multinational financial services company on the development and negotiation of its credit insurance policies*
- Numerous insurtech companies on insurance regulatory and transactional matters*
- A private university with respect to its insurance recovery under multiple lines of coverage related to claims of serial sexual misconduct, computer crimes, and civil conspiracy*
- A global manufacturing technology trade association in a highly complex $42 million claim related to the association’s forced cancelation of it bi-annual trade show as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic*
*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.
Prior to joining Goodwin, Alex was most recently an associate at Cooley where he was a member of the firm’s Insurance practice. Prior to Cooley, Alex started his career as an associate at Cozen O’Connor.
Alex is a member of Cardozo Law School’s Recent Alumni Leadership Council and also sits on the Future PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society) task force.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
University of Maryland
- New York
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Recognition & Awards
Alex has been recognized in three consecutive years by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in New York for Insurance (2020, 2021, and 2022). Alex was also a co-recipient of the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award (2021), which recognizes lawyers who have volunteered their time to provide legal services to low-income New Yorkers, as well as the President’s Award (2018) from the Terrebonne Parish Chapter of the NAACP for his pro bono representation in federal voting rights litigation.