Mark Delegal is a partner in Holland & Knight's
Tallahassee office where he practices in the area of government affairs and
public policy with an emphasis on the insurance and healthcare industries. With
more than two decades of experience, Mr. Delegal provides a wealth of
legislative, regulatory and administrative law services. He has a substantial
background in serving as counsel to insurance companies, hospitals, physician
groups and other providers as well as advising local governments,
Florida-domiciled businesses and business associations throughout the state.
Legislative Representation: Mr. Delegal represents some of
the largest insurance companies in the nation as well as top Florida hospitals,
physicians and other healthcare entities before both the Florida Legislature and
Cabinet. As a lobbyist for major property and casualty insurance companies for
more than 20 years, Mr. Delegal has advocated on behalf of clients to position
their significant property, casualty and life insurance reform initiatives
before policymakers. In addition, he is heavily involved in the Medicaid
appropriations process for safety net hospitals and other healthcare entities
statewide. In his representation of healthcare organizations and hospitals, Mr.
Delegal has secured critical funding for the populations served by those
entities, particularly as it relates to the state’s hospital disproportionate
share program, low-income pool program and intergovernmental transfers.
Regulatory Representation: Mr. Delegal advises companies
focused on property and casualty, life, medical malpractice insurance and
managed care in their matters before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
He guides clients on all types of regulatory issues, including rate and form
filings, licensure applications, and financial and market conduct examinations.
For healthcare companies, Mr. Delegal represents their interests before the
Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration in areas such as Medicaid funding,
healthcare quality compliance and other legal services. Before the Florida
Department of Health, he assists with the application of biomedical research
funding involving cancer and other disease-related research and with the
regulation of the state's trauma service network. He also is experienced in
advising clients with regulatory matters before the Florida Department of
Business and Professional Regulation.
Administrative Counsel: Mr. Delegal's administrative law
practice includes insurer formation, acquisition, reorganization, market conduct
examination, form and rate approval, and financial reporting. He has a
significant understanding of structuring business relationships among
physicians, hospitals and medical staff groups, and has counseled on mergers and
sales of insurance companies. He has substantive knowledge in resolving agency
and broker issues, third-party administrators (TPAs), appointments, contracts,
licensing and compliance services for insurance companies and other
insurance-related entities. He also has extensive experience in agency rule
development. When clients are disputing state and federal constitutional
challenges to legislative and administrative agency action, Mr. Delegal consults
and advises clients in litigation using his extensive subject matter knowledge
From advocating on policy for clients to voicing their concerns about issues
of specific concern, Mr. Delegal provides personalized attention to thoroughly
represent clients before numerous Florida government entities.