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Patrick Bourk

Patrick Bourk

VP, Cyber & Professional Lines, Navacord

Patrick is a lawyer and specialty commercial insurance expert with a passion for helping companies and professionals with their specialty insurance and risk management needs. He is currently the Cyber & Professional Lines Practice Leader for Navacord, Canada's fastest growing insurance brokerage. As a specialty insurance expert, he collaborates with Navacord’s 50+ National Broker Partners to build and support the strategic direction of specialty insurance product lines including professional liability and directors’ & officers’ liability insurance but with an emphasis on cyber liability insurance. Patrick helps shape business development and client experience while also providing technical expertise in the analysis, negotiation, and placement of these coverages. Patrick’s cyber liability insurance practice also includes advising clients on how best to align breach response planning with insurance and risk mitigation solutions. He 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 before joining the Financial and Professional Services Group at Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada and its predecessor companies as a Claims Lawyer and Underwriting Counsel. Prior to joining Navacord, Patrick held positions with Equifax as their SVP for Global Breach Services and with HUB Insurance Brokers as the National Cyber Practice Leader for Canada. Through his network of relationships in the insurance and cybersecurity communities Patrick has advised clients on how best to align breach response planning with insurance and risk mitigation solutions. He has also provides claims expertise as a former claims lawyer to assist clients managing data security breaches.

Patrick is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, and has taught courses on law for business managers at Sheridan College. Patrick is also a Strategic Advisor to NetDiligence and a member of the NetDiligence Summit Advisory Council and he also advises and supports two insurtech companies, ENGAIZ, Inc. and the Insurance Training Center. He has also authored several publications in the areas of cybersecurity preparedness and is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums focusing on cybersecurity topics both in Canada and the U.S. Patrick holds a Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate designation after completing an executive certification in Cybersecurity through Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently a Faculty Advisor to the Program.