David T. Vanalek

Claims Manager, Global Management Liability
Markel Corp.

DAVID T. VANALEK is an attorney and Director of US Professional Liability, which includes Global Management Liability and Global Medical & Healthcare Practice Group Claims at Markel in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Vanalek joined Markel in 2007, and has since assumed a director role overseeing a team of 24 insurance professionals and attorneys across six offices nationwide responsible for a wide array of management liability and professional liability product lines particularly in the healthcare field, which has included over the years Public Company and Private Company Directors & Officers Liability, Not-For-Profit Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Cyber Liability, Medical Malpractice, Specified Medical, Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions, Lawyers, Insurance Agents & Brokers, Architects & Engineers, Financial Advisors, Broker/Dealers and Registered Representatives, Accountants,  and Senior Living claims.  Prior to joining Markel, Mr. Vanalek was in private practice since 1998, serving clients throughout California and Illinois.  He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his law degree from the University of California, Davis, where he served as an Editor on Law Review, as well as a judicial extern for an associate justice of the California Supreme Court.  Mr. Vanalek is a frequent speaker on directors and officers liability, employment practices, cyber and other professional liability insurance issues.