Daniel O'Leary

Daniel V. O’Leary Jr

Of Counsel

office 312.251.1013





Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanisms

J.D., Yale Law School – 1966
B.A., Georgetown University – 1963

Mr. O’Leary is Of Counsel to Mandell Menkes. With almost 50 years of legal experience, Mr. O’Leary concentrates his practice in the formation of, and national claims management for, captive insurance companies, risk retention groups, and risk purchasing groups. He has formed captive insurance companies for greyhound race tracks, thoroughbred tracks and harness tracks; as well as for an association of retail lumber yards and mills, a nation-wide group of pest control operators, members of the trucking industry, and members of the Grocery Manufacturers of America.

He has also formed and represented an agency-owned captive, as well as a captive insuring a national chain of nursing homes. He has also formed a risk retention group (for mental health hospitals) and numerous purchasing groups. He has represented one of the nation’s largest retailers on several major insurance projects involving its then-owned insurance company, as well as consulting for several insurance companies and insurance brokerage firms. He recently acted as the Liquidator of a Bermuda captive insurance company.

Mr. O’Leary served as an officer of several captive insurance companies, and as an officer and director of many insurance purchasing groups, and he has authored several articles in the Risk Retention Reporter.

Mr. O’Leary is Secretary of the Little Peconic Yacht Club, Inc. Mr. O’Leary served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve (retired). He is admitted to practice in Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.