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Kopson elected President-Elect Designate of American Health Law Association


A partner at Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, Mark S. Kopson was recently elected President-Elect Designate of the American Health Law Association (AHLA).

Kopson, who leads Plunkett Cooney’s Health Care Industry Group, will take over as president of AHLA on July 1, 2025. He will play a critical role in guiding the association’s strategic efforts and provide leadership and support for the association in the years to come.  

With over 13,000 members, the AHLA is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. The organization, whose members include attorneys and other health law professionals in firms, academic institutions, corporate legal departments and other private- and public-sector entities, seeks to foster excellence in health law by educating and connecting the health law community.

Resident in Plunkett Cooney’s Bloomfield Hills office, Kopson joined the AHLA Board of Directors in 2017 and has been a member of the association since 1987. He serves as Chair of the Education Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee. His previous leadership roles include Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair and Vice Chair of the Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group, and Chair of the Managed Care Contracting Affinity Group. He has also served as a member of the Finance, Membership, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA), and Nominating Committees. In addition, Kopson frequently speaks at AHLA programs and is a contributing author for several AHLA publications.

Kopson has practiced health care law for over 35 years, representing health facilities, health plans, medical and behavioral health providers, nonprofits, integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations in the state of Michigan and across the United States. 

He has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of commercial and governmental managed care contracting, regulation, compliance and dispute resolution, sales, mergers and acquisitions of hospitals, ASCs, nursing homes and professional practices, the conversion of nonprofits to for-profit, and certificates of need.

Kopson is a member of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section, previously serving as its chair and secretary. A recipient of numerous honors, Kopson has been named a Best Lawyer in America® for Health Care Law, a Michigan Super Lawyer in Health Care by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, a Leading Lawyer in Health Law by Leading Lawyers magazine Michigan, and a Top Lawyer in Health Care Law by DBusiness magazine. Kopson also has received the highest peer review rating – AV® Preeminent™ – awarded by Martindale Hubbell, an international legal industry directory.

Plunkett Cooney’s Healthcare Industry Group serves the 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 and long-term care facilities.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business law and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 130 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information about Mark S. Kopson’s appointment as the AHLA’s new President-Elect Designate, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, John Cornwell, at (248) 901-4008;



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