Bradley Murlick

Bradley Murlick

BDO Managing Director

BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Brad Murlick is a Managing Director in the firm's Forensic Insurance & Recovery practice. He has significant experience advising domestic and global organizations on the preparation, negotiation and settlement of claims associated with catastrophic or other triggering events. He works closely with policyholders to assist with timely and successful claims resolution, and he has facilitated billions of dollars in recoveries related to property and business interruption, product recalls, fidelity/employee dishonesty, political risk, and construction or builder’s risk, among other factors. Brad's industry experience includes the natural resources, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, consumer and retail products, hospitality, and technology and life sciences sectors. 
Brad is experienced in claims related to losses from catastrophic events. He worked on claims related to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and has participated in numerous engagements involving major hurricanes, flooding, wild fires, and other types of natural disasters. In assisting clients with product recall matters, he evaluates, prepares and documents customer claims to be presented to liable third parties or insurance carriers. Brad also advises insurance brokerage clients in in the defense of error and omission (E&O) matters involving property and casualty disputes and litigation. He has testified extensively both at arbitration and in federal court.

Brad has been published and quoted on insurance claims and business interruption topics in several leading industry publications and national media outlets, including NPR, CNBC and Summit TV (South Africa). He also speaks regularly at leading industry events.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Associate Member
Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)


M.B.A., Finance, Michigan State University
B.A., Economics, University of Michigan

Community Involvement

Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Board of Directors, Finance Committee Chair, Executive Committee Member, Past Chair
Winnetka Parks Foundation Board of Directors, Treasurer