Principal and National Cyber Practice Leader, HUB International Ontario
Patrick is the National Cyber Practice Leader for HUB International Canada. As an insurance coverage expert, he provides technical expertise in the analysis, placement and negotiation of various management risk insurance coverages including professional liability, crime and directors’ & officers’ liability insurance but with an emphasis on cyber liability insurance. In addition to negotiating terms and placing coverage Patrick’s cyber liability insurance practice also includes advising clients on how best to align breach response planning with insurance and risk mitigation solutions. Patrick also provides claims expertise and assists clients by managing and advocating on their behalf.
A graduate of Windsor Law School in 1997, Patrick began his career as an associate lawyer with a commercial litigation focus. After moving to Toronto to work for a national law firm, he joined the Legal and Claims Department of London Guarantee Insurance Company, specializing in directors’ and officers’ coverage, technology and miscellaneous professional liability, employment practice liability, and fidelity coverage. Prior to joining HUB, Patrick was a Claims Lawyer for the Financial and Professional Services Group at Travelers Insurance Company and its predecessor companies. He is a licensed lawyer and Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Member of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and has been a part-time instructor at both Sheridan College and Humber College, where he has taught courses on law for business managers. Patrick is a member of the NetDiligence Summit Advisory Council, has authored several publications in the areas of commercial insurance coverage and is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums focusing on cyber liability insurance both in Canada and the U.S. Patrick also holds a Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate designation after completing an executive certification in Cybersecurity through Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently an Advisor to the Program.