Former federal prosecutor Markenzy Lapointe has left Boies Schiller Flexner to join a handful of his former partners at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s new Miami office.
Office managing partner Jennifer Altman opened the Pillsbury Miami office in February, bringing five other Boies Schiller lawyers with her. According to LinkedIn, one of those partners is now working out of Pillsbury’s New York office, so Lapointe brings the Miami office total back to six.
“The litigation practice here is exceedingly busy right now, and the clients we’re working with will immediately benefit from Mark’s exceptional talents and work ethic,” Altman said. “I’m so glad to have him back on my team.”
Lapointe, who was with Boies Schiller for 11 years, has trial, arbitration and mediation experience and has represented defendants in product liability cases and plaintiffs in other torts. Earlier, as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Lapointe worked on criminal matters and collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and other matters. Lapointe served as a Florida Supreme Court law clerk from 1999 to 2001.
A decorated ex-U.S. Marine, Lapointe served in Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf war.