George Kopp

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Working closely with members of Congress, he is often called upon to assist with appropriations matters and the development of legislative proposals which would affect the competitiveness and economic viability of client companies and products.  An expert in science and technology policy and an international trade law specialist, Mr. Kopp is particularly well versed in trade matters involving aerospace and other high-technology industries. He also serves as liaison between clients, the Administration and the regulatory agencies on matters ranging from health care to the environment.  He frequently prepares in-depth reports on highly complex subjects, addressing individual clients' concerns, and assists in increasing clients' presence on Capitol Hill during key legislative debates on national policy.

Mr. Kopp served on the 1992 Clinton Presidential Campaign and, following the election, was an advisor to the Presidential Transition Team.

Mr. Kopp joined Global USA® after serving seven years as Democratic Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science.  In this position, he was responsible for the authorization and oversight of a wide variety of programs, including advanced remote sensing, environmental satellite programs, next-generation radar, new energy technologies, biotechnology, and research into the relocation of hazardous nuclear waste.

Previously as the Democratic Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Mr. Kopp was responsible for trade regulation, insurance and antitrust matters.  He was the principal House staff member involved in passage of the 1980 Federal Trade Commission authorization bill which made significant changes in the Commission's jurisdiction and procedures.

Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Mr. Kopp was Assistant Director of the Division of Product Reliability at the Federal Trade Commission.  There he directed the agency's activities relating to standards and certification, warranties, franchising, and dispute resolution.  From 1971 to 1976, he was a trial attorney with the Department of Justice.

Mr. Kopp graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Arkansas.