Holland & Knight named David W. Deal to the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. office as senior counsel.
Deal will be a member of the firm’s insurance industry team. Deal’s practice will focus on the representation of insurance and reinsurance companies in complex transactions, regulatory compliance, corporate matters and disputes.
Deal was the general counsel of Fairfield-based GeoVera Insurance Group. In addition to serving as in-house counsel to GeoVera, a national catastrophe carrier, he previously worked as a lawyer in the general counsel’s office of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. and as a private practice attorney.
His clients have included the boards of directors, executive management, and shareholders of admitted and surplus lines insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and brokers, and other intermediaries.
The insurance industry team, which consists of more than 65 members throughout the firm, represents clients in a range of insurance areas, including D&O and management liability, life, health, property and casualty, reinsurance and captives. Holland & Knight is a global law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices as well as Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bogotá and Mexico City.