Boies Schiller Flexner Partner Alison Mackenzie was appointed to a judgeship on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, one of 12 judges named by California Governor Jerry Brown on July 20. She fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Helen Bendix to the Court of Appeal.
At Boies Schiller Flexner, Mackenzie's practice has focused on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on entertainment and intellectual property disputes, complex environmental matters, and legal malpractice claims. She has also handled a variety of white collar criminal defense matters. She has been a partner at firm since 2017, and before that was a partner at Caldwell, Leslie & Proctor, which merged with Boies Schiller Flexner in 2017.
“Alison has been a valued colleague and friend for nearly 12 years,” said Chris Caldwell, the Administrative Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “She has been a key member of our team and will be greatly missed by her friends at the firm and her clients. We are pleased to support her transition into public service and confident that she will make an excellent, fair-minded judge,” Caldwell said.
Mackenzie served as a law clerk for the Hon. Dean Pregerson at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, from 2005 to 2006. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.