Biography

WILLIAM G. KOPIT is a Senior Counsel in the Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences Practices in the firm's Washington, DC office where he is primarily responsible for that office's extensive Antitrust Practice.

Mr. Kopit:

  • Serves as special antitrust counsel to a number of hospital systems, including Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah; Wuesthoff Health System in Rockledge, Florida and Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Virginia
  • Assists health care organizations in managing the antitrust risks of joint ventures and other business arrangements, as well as mergers and medical staff privilege issues
  • Litigates numerous significant health and other antitrust cases, including:
      • Capital Imaging Associates, P.C. v. Mohawk Valley Medical Associates, Inc.
      • Williamson v. Sacred Heart Hospital
      • United States v. Carilion Health System
      • Key Enterprises of Delaware, Inc. v. Venice Hospital
      • M & M Medical Supplies v. Pleasant Valley Hospital
      • FTC v. University Hospital, et al.
      • Ocean State Physicians Health Plan v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
      • United States v. North Dakota Hospital Association
      • FTC v. Butterworth Health Corporation
      • Natsource LLC v. GFI Group, et al
      • Rome Ambulatory Surgery Center, L.L.C.V. Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., et. al

Mr. Kopit has written extensively on antitrust issues and was a principal author of the American Hospital Association's White Paper, Hospital Collaboration: The Need for an Appropriate Antitrust Policy, 1992. Among other articles he has authored are:

  • "Toward a Definitive Antitrust Standard for NonProfit Hospital Mergers", Journal of Health Politics (1989)
  • "Through the Looking Glass and Back: Sherman Act Claims by Health Care Providers Demanding Higher Fees from Health Insuring Organizations", St. Louis University Law Journal (1990)
  • "Old Wine in New Bottles: The Increased Risk of Hospital Diversification", Wake Forest Law Review (1991)
  • "Legal Framework for Integration: Creating the Opportunity for Effective Competition in Health Care Markets, Strategic Choices in a Changing Health Care System", co-authored with Robert A. Berenson, M.D., and Douglas A. Hastings, Esq., Fall 1995
  • "Antitrust Remedies for Managed Care: Attacking Barriers to Free Markets", co-authored with Robert Hudock, Chapter, Managed Care Handbook, 4th Edition, 1999
  • "Antitrust Compliance", co-authored with Jennifer Gladieux, CCH Healthcare Compliance Guide, Chapter III-1 (1999)
  • "Price Competition in Hospital Markets: The Significance of Managed Care", Journal of Health Law, published Summer 2002
  • "Is There Evidence that Recent Consolidation in the Health Insurance Industry Has Adversely Affected Premiums?", Health Affairs, November/December 2004
  • "Dagher Redux: Searching for the Missing Pieces", co-authored with Patricia Wagner, Journal of Health Law - Summer 2006
  • "Inferring antitrust conspiracies from circumstantial evidence: How much is enough?", The Antitrust Bulletin, Fall-Winter 2007.

Mr. Kopit serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where, since 2007, he has taught a course with EBG co-founder Steven Epstein called "The Business and Law of Health Care."

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law (J.D.)
    • cum laude, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Bucknell University (B.A.)
    • Award for Highest Average in Economics

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia