OneShield Names Insurance Technology Veteran David Deal Chief Legal Officer 

Deal been a licensed broker in every state, appointed as special counsel by the General Counsel of the largest U.S.workers’ comp carrier, and managed legal matters across 40 countries.

(David Deal. Image source: OneShield.) 

OneShield Software (Marlborough, Mass.) has announced the appointment of David Deal as Chief Legal Officer (CLO). Deal comes to OneShield following his role as CLO and COO for Trōv, a global InsurTech startup recently acquired by Travelers Insurance (Hartford). His prior experience includes General Counsel for One Inc., Senior Corporate Counsel for Apple Inc., Senior Director/Counsel for Allianz of America, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for GeoVera Holdings, Inc. (one of the largest specialty homeowner and insurance carriers in the U.S.), and Senior Counsel with the global AM100 law firm Holland & Knight. Responsible for leading all of OneShield’s legal matters, Deal joins the company at a critical juncture of accelerated client growth and product investment, according to a OneShield statement.

Over the last 20 years, Deal has operated at nearly every level of the insurance and insurance-technology industries, having been a licensed broker in every state in the U.S. for admitted and surplus lines, appointed as special counsel by the General Counsel of the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the U.S., and managed legal matters across 40 countries, the OneShield statement says.

Intersection of Legal, Insurance and Technology Matters

“David is a true ‘unicorn,’” says Cameron Parker, CEO, OneShield. “His combination of deep expertise and experience across the intersection of legal, insurance, and technology matters are incredibly rare and will be a great asset to OneShield, our customers, and our ecosystem partners as we continue to grow. David is a welcome addition to our leadership team, not only for his deep professional expertise but also for his alignment with our company values of kindness, accountability, and growth.”

“It’s an exciting time to be joining OneShield, and I look forward to this opportunity,” comments Deal. “I’m a problem solver at heart and take great pride in being a business partner and a legal advisor. As such, I look forward to working closely and collaborating with Cameron and his team.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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