Since 1978, David M. Funk has represented insurance companies and insurance trade associations before the Maryland Insurance Commissioner and the Maryland General Assembly. He also has an appellate litigation practice in federal and state courts on insurance regulatory matters and local government law. Mr. Funk co-founded Funk & Bolton in 1996 and serves as the firm's chairman.
Following graduation from law school, Mr. Funk served as law clerk to the Honorable Harrison L. Winter, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. From 1978 to 1986, Mr. Funk was associated with Piper & Marbury. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Funk was a member of Shapiro and Olander, where he chaired the insurance and municipal law practice areas.
In 1989, Mr. Funk was instrumental in creating the League of Life and Health Insurers of Maryland, the state trade association for life and health insurance companies doing business in Maryland. He also served for many years as general counsel to the Local Government Insurance Trust, an insurance pool for counties and municipalities in Maryland.
Between 1990 and 1996, Mr. Funk served as debt policy counsel to the City of Baltimore, in which capacity he helped to structure a number of innovative financings, including the expansion of the Baltimore City Convention Center. In 1995, Mr. Funk chaired Prince George's County Debt Policy and Management Committee.
In 1994, Governor-Elect Parris N. Glendening asked Mr. Funk to chair the Transition Policy Group on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government, which included transition oversight for the Maryland Insurance Administration. From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Funk chaired the Governor's Commission on Baltimore City Automobile Insurance Rate Reduction.
Mr. Funk was a Trustee of The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore from 1997 to 2004 and served as President of the Board from 1999 to 2002. Since 2003, Mr. Funk has served on the Board of Directors of the Charles Street Development Corporation, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting commercial, retail, and residential development along the Charles Street corridor from the Inner Harbor to The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Funk is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Charles Street Trolley Committee.