Epstein Becker Green is saddened by the passing of our long-time partner and dear friend William G. (Bill) Kopit on September 6, 2016, following a long illness. Bill was one of the firm’s “founding fathers,” joining the firm as its sixth lawyer, in 1976.
Bill was a giant in his field of health care antitrust. He was a successful litigator, counselor, and thought leader among the antitrust bar. The firm’s reputation for excellence in health care law stems in no small part from Bill’s work and reputation. He was a tireless and effective advocate for all his clients—including many pro bono causes. Bill was justifiably proud of his work in the civil rights movement in the South in the Sixties and later, at what was then the Department of Health Education and Welfare, in the “war on poverty” and in the office established to encourage the development of “health maintenance organizations.”
We are profoundly grateful for Bill’s service, his example of excellence and professionalism, his friendship, and the moral compass he was and will continue to be for all of us, for many years to come.