Plunkett Cooney attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers

DBusiness magazine recently named three metro Detroit attorneys from Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, to its 2021 list of “Top Lawyers.”

Robert G. Kamenec and Mark S. Kopson of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office and Stanley A. Prokop of the Detroit office received this year’s Top Lawyer honors. Kamenec was included on the list as one of the region’s leading appellate attorneys, and his partner Kopson was honored as a standout in the area of health care law. Prokop, who has been practicing since 1968, was name to the list for his expertise in the area of insurance coverage.

DBusiness is Detroit’s premier business journal, providing daily news coverage about the business climate in southeast Michigan. Its annual Top Lawyers list, which was published in the November edition, was compiled based on a peer-review survey open to all metro Detroit lawyers. The publication polled 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties to nominate lawyers among 50 practice areas. There is no commercial relationship to the listings, no payment is required to be listed, and listings cannot be purchased.

A Co-leader of Plunkett Cooney’s Appellate Law Practice Group, Kamenec is recognized throughout the Midwest as a leading appellate advocate. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of appellate law, insurance coverage and medical liability with a concentration on high-verdict and high-exposure matters. Kamenec is a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and is personally responsible for numerous published decisions in state and federal appellate courts.

Kopson represents a range of health facilities, health plans, professional practices, integrated delivery systems and managed care organizations in Michigan and throughout the United States. He has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of commercial and governmental managed care contracting, revenue cycle, regulation and dispute resolution, hospital sales, mergers and acquisitions, ASCs and much more. He is a fellow of the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section and a member of the board of directors of the American Health Law Association.

Prokop, who has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, focuses his practice exclusively on insurance law litigation and coverage issues, including property damage cases, declaratory judgment actions, subrogation matters, fidelity claims and errors and omissions matters. He has the distinction of having represented some of the world’s largest insurance providers and having successfully resolved cutting-edge and often high-stakes coverage litigation.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150

attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s 2021 DBusiness “Top Lawyers,” contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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Kopson elected to second term on American Health Lawyers Association board

A shareholder at Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, Mark S. Kopson was recently elected to a second term on the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

Kopson, who leads Plunkett Cooney’s Health Care Industry Group, was reelected to a three-year term beginning on July 1. He also was elected to serve a one-year term as an At-Large member of the association’s Nominating Committee.

With over 13,000 members, the AHLA is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, nonprofit educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. The organization, whose members include attorneys practicing in law and consulting firms, academic institutions, corporate legal departments and in the public sector, seeks to foster excellence in health law by educating and connecting the health law community.

Resident in Plunkett Cooney’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 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 several board of directors committees. In addition, he frequently speaks at AHLA programs and is a contributing author for several AHLA publications.

Kopson has practiced health care law for 33 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.

Kopson is a Fellow of the State Bar of Michigan’s Health Care Law Section and previously served as its chair and secretary. A recipient of numerous honors, Kopson has been named a Best Lawyers 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 and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

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

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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, a 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; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.