W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Steven J. Malawer as vice president – senior counsel. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Malawer joined the Company in 1995, serving most recently as attorney and as vice president – associate general counsel and assistant secretary of Berkley International, LLC. His responsibilities will continue to include matters involving the Company’s international operations. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in five segments of the property casualty insurance business: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international.