DAVID T. VANALEK serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Claims at Markel in Glen Allen, Virginia, where is leads the day to day operational support for all claims divisions responsible for lines of business throughout Markel North America and Bermuda - including professional liability, casualty, workers compensation, reinsurance, and transportation, property and marine lines. David is a licensed California and Illinois attorney, and previously served as a Claims Director for US Professional Liability, which included responsibility and oversight of the Global Medical & Healthcare Practice Group, the Global Cyber Risk and Privacy Liability team, the Global Management Liability team, the Environmental & Energy team, the Global Miscellaneous Professional Liability team, and Carrier Alliance Claims at Markel in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining Markel in 2007, Mr. Vanalek was in private practice, 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 insurance, professional liability, cyber liability and management liability issues.