Alan S. Kopit '77 Appointed Chair of American Bar Association’s Fund for Justice and Education

Alan S. Kopit, partner in charge of the Cleveland office of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, was recently appointed chair of the American Bar Association's Fund for Justice and Education. Mr. Kopit has been a
member of the fund's Council since 2006, and a member of the ABA since 1977.

The Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) is a charitable fund that was established nearly 50 years ago by the ABA to solicit and accept tax-exempt gifts and grants in support of law-related public service and educational programs of the ABA.

Mr. Kopit, partner in charge of Hahn Loeser's Cleveland office, has spent his entire legal career with the firm, commencing in 1977. He focuses his practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Creditors' Rights, Reorganization & Bankruptcy, and Government Relations (a practice he co-chairs). Mr. Kopit also serves on the firm's
board of directors.

Mr. Kopit was appointed a White House Fellow by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, where he was assigned to work as Special Assistant to Secretaries of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Frank Carlucci. During his tenure in the Defense Department, Mr. Kopit was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. He is a former president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and was the vice chair of the Cleveland Bicentennial Commission.

Mr. Kopit received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Tufts
University.