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Kopson elected State Bar Health Section Chair


Attorney Mark S. Kopson, who serves as Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Industry Mark Kopson Plunkett Cooney Healthcare Law AttorneyGroup Leader, has been elected as the 2015-2016 Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section.

Kopson, a partner and member of the Board of Director of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was elected during the annual meeting of the bar association’s Health Care Law Section on Sept. 25.

The Health Care Law Section is a subdivision of the State Bar of Michigan, which was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1935. Through its committees and programs, the Section serves as an educational resource for members of the State Bar and fosters professional development and the advancement of health care law standards.

Kopson represents healthcare providers, integrated delivery systems, payers and other managed care entities in Michigan and throughout the United States. He has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of commercial and governmental managed care contracting and dispute  resolution, performance/outcomes-based reimbursement and revenue cycle, as well as regulatory compliance and agency investigation response. His practice also includes the formation and counseling of integrated delivery networks, certificates of need and regulatory issues related to for-profit acquisitions of non-profit providers.

Kopson’s involvement in the Heath Care Law Section includes previous service as Council Chair- Elect (2014-2015), Secretary (2013-2014), chair of the Council Legislative Committee (2013-2014), chair of the Payers Substantive Law Subcommittee (2009-2010) and a member of the Technology Substantive Law Subcommittee (2008-2009). He also is a member of the State Bar’s Business Law Section. Kopson also chairs the Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association and is a member of the Business Law, Health Law, and Law Practice Management sections of the American Bar Association.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law in 1985, Kopson has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating-AV. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Kopson received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit in 1981.

Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Industry Group was formed to meet the unique needs of clients in the increasingly complex business of healthcare. Using a multi-specialty approach, Plunkett Cooney attorneys solve and prevent problems for all types of healthcare providers, payers and health-related businesses. 

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. Fortune magazine has also named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about the election of Mark S. Kopson as Chair of the SBM’s Health Care Law Section, please contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John E. Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;



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