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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
BERKLEY WILLIAM R
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BERKLEY W R CORP [WRB]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chairman and CEO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
W. R. BERKLEY CORPORATION, 475 STEAMBOAT ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/26/2012
(Street)

GREENWICH, CT 06830
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 09/26/2012   A   250,000(1) A $ 0 7,262,697(2) D  
Common Stock               8,913,016 I By William R. Berkley LLC
Common Stock               8,724,542 I By Berkley Peninsula LLC
Common Stock               530,410 I By William R. Berkley 2010 GRAT
Common Stock               250,000 I By William R. Berkley 2011 GST Trust
Common Stock               60,553 I By spouse

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
BERKLEY WILLIAM R
W. R. BERKLEY CORPORATION
475 STEAMBOAT ROAD
GREENWICH, CT 06830
  X   X   Chairman and CEO  

Signatures

 William R. Berkley   09/27/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Represents restricted stock units granted under the W. R. Berkley Corporation 2012 Stock Incentive Plan that are scheduled to vest on August 7, 2017.
(2) Includes 1,823,125 restricted stock units, 973,125 of which have vested (the receipt of which have been deferred) and the balance of which are scheduled to vest as follows: 300,000 on December 17, 2012, 300,000 on March 2, 2015, and 250,000 on August 7, 2017. Also reflects the distribution of 242,705 shares of common stock from the William R. Berkley 2010 GRAT to the Reporting Person and the distribution of 346,145 shares of common stock from the William R. Berkley 2009 GRAT No. 2 to the Reporting Person (178,170 shares) and to its beneficiary (167,975 shares), which distributions were all made since the date of the Reporting Person's last report.

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