William J. Fishlinger is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Risk Management Company, Inc., along with the newly formed WRM Holdings. Mr. Fishlinger is also the Senior and Controlling Partner of Congdon, Flaherty, O’Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger.
As an attorney he has been involved in the defense of many of the largest civil cases brought in the State Courts of the State of New York and the Federal Courts in the United States. He has also been recognized for the creation and management of some of the most innovative and successful risk financing vehicles in the United States, including the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal and the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal.
Mr. Fishlinger has lectured extensively in the areas of general litigation, environmental law, medical malpractice, risk management and insurance. A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and the State University of Maryland, he is admitted to practice law in both the Federal and State Courts of New York. He also served in the United States Air Force.
Mr. Fishlinger and his wife, Joan, are both members of the Long Island Executive Board and have served in a number of leadership positions with the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF), including chairing Long Island’s Crystal Ball. The Fishlingers established the Future Leadership Foundation, whose mission is to control, prevent and cure juvenile diabetes and other conditions that threaten the future of young people. They have a son, Matt, and a daughter, Ali, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6.