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Kopson elected to board of American Health Lawyers Association


Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s leading law firms, announced today that attorney Mark S. Kopson, Mark Kopson Health Care Law Attorney Plunkett Cooney Bloomfield Hillsa director of the firm and chair of its Health Care Industry Group, has been elected to the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Board of Directors for a three-year term commencing on July 1, 2017.

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Kopson has been a member of the AHLA since 1987 and has served the organization in a number of roles, including as chair and as a vice chair of the Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice group, as chair of the Managed Care Contracting Affinity Group, and as a member of the Board’s Mentoring Committee. In addition, Kopson is a regular speaker at AHLA programs and is a contributing author of several AHLA publications.

AHLA President Charlene McGinty offered congratulations to Kopson and the other new board members, saying “the roster of applicants was very impressive and it is this level of commitment and dedication that makes AHLA so special.”

Kopson has practiced health care law for nearly 30 years with special emphasis on matters related to managed care. He represents plans, payers and providers in Michigan and throughout the United States. He has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of clinically integrated networks of hospitals, physicians, ambulatory surgery centers and ancillary providers, managed care negotiation, contracting and dispute resolution, value-based reimbursement and revenue cycle, as well as regulatory compliance and agency investigation response.

In addition to his service to AHLA, Kopson has served as the chair and secretary of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section. He is also the recipient of numerous honors, including recognition among The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law, 2014-2017 and designations as a Michigan Super Lawyer in Health Care by Michigan Super Lawyers, 2014-2016, a Leading Lawyer in Health Law by Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2015, and a Top Lawyer in Health Care Law by dbusiness Magazine, 2014-2015. Kopson has also received Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating – AV® Preeminent™.

Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Industry Group is designed to meet the unique needs of clients in the increasingly complex business of healthcare. Using a multi-specialty approach, the group’s attorneys develop strategies and both prevent and solve problems on behalf of all types of healthcare providers, payers, plans and health-related businesses. The firm’s clients include clinically integrated networks, health plans, behavioral health providers, for-profit and non-profit health systems, single- and multi-specialty professional practices, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities and many others.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs approximately 140 attorneys in nine Michigan cities; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms and is listed among the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2016. Plunkett Cooney has also received numerous awards naming the firm as a top place to work within the legal industry.

For more information about Mark S. Kopson’s election to the AHLA Board of Directors, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008;