Mark S Shapiro

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Career Advancement

Phone:
(305) 284-4633
Locator Code:
6532

 
Career

Education

1991J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School
1988B.A. Economics, concentration in International Relations Swarthmore College

Professional Experience

2018 - Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Business Law, Miami Herbert Business School
2021 - Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Career Advancement, Miami Herbert Business School
2015 - 2021Academic Director for Career Resources, Miami Herbert Business School
2014 - 2018Lecturer, Business Law, Miami Herbert Business School
1998 - 2014Partner, Akerman LLP
2008 - 2014National Insurance Litigation Chair, Akerman LLP
1994 - 1998Associate, Akerman LLP
1991 - 1994Associate, Fine Jacobson Schwartz Nash & Block

Honors & Acknowledgements

Iron Arrow, 2019
Excellence in Teaching award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Insurance bad faith

Publications

Fridman v. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois, (uninsured motorist bad faith dispute), Case No. SC13-1607, Florida Supreme Court (2016).


Lewis v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co., (uninsured motorist benefits coverage dispute) Case No. 11-12723, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Initial Appellate Brief (forthcoming, 2011).


Case No. 10-142434, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Summary Judgment Motion and Reply (2011).


Walker-Hall v. American International Life Ins. Co., (ERISA dispute for disability benefits) Case No. 09-02242, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Summary Judgment Motion (2011).


Delfrate v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., (claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress in homeowners insurance dispute)


Case No. 8:10-CV-1091, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida Motion to Dismiss (2010).


Shin Crest v. AIU Ins. Co., (insurance bad faith) Case No. 09-13137, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Response Appellate Brief (2009).


Case No. 07-1433, United States DistrictCourt for the Middle District of Florida, Summary Judgment Motion and Response (2009).


Maldonado v. First Liberty Ins. Co., (insurance bad faith) Case No. 08-12816, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Response Appellate Brief and Oral Argument (2008).


Case No. 07-20710 United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Summary Judgment Motion, Response and Reply (2008).


Lecturer Carrier’s Duty to Initiate Settlement in the Absence of a Demand: What’s Considered Bad Faith for Failing to Initiate Settlement Offers Where There Is No Demand?, American Conference Institute, New York, NY (2016).


Lecturer Basic Insurance Law, Florida Bar, Tampa, Florida (2015).


Panelist Understanding the Scope and Limits of Duty to Defend, Duty to Settle, and Initiating Settlement Negotiations, American Conference Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2013).


Panelist Investigation: Once a Claim has been Presented, How to Thoroughly Investigate to Avoid Bad Faith Allegations; and Lecturer, Florida Bad Faith Workshop American Conference Institute, Orlando, Florida (2011).


Panelist Ethics: Attorney-Client Privilege in Relation to the Claims File and Attorneys as Witnesses; and Lecturer, Florida Bad Faith Workshop, American Conference Institute, Orlando, Florida (2010).


Lecturer Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations & the Complex Issues That Can Arise Western Claims Conference, Indian Wells, CA (2009).


Lecturer Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Florida, National Business Institute, Miami, FL (2007).


Lecturer Recent Updates in Florida Insurance Law, Lorman Educ. Services, Miami, FL (2007).