Ilana M. Knopf, J.D

Director

Ilana M. Knopf  is the director of the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy.  Prior to joining the center, she served as Counsel to the Tobacco Project of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in Washington, DC.  There, she assisted states interpret, implement and enforce the provisions of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreements.  Ilana has previously served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and in pro bono capacity as a voter protection attorney in Arkansas and counsel for Women Empowered Against Violence in Washington, DC.  She received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was managing editor of The Journal of Constitutional Law, a board member of the Guild Food Stamp Clinic and president of the Environmental Law Society.  In conjunction with a legislative clinic, she served as legislative aide to Pennsylvania state Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Chair of the Judiciary Committee.  Ilana received a B.A., magna cum laude from Boston University.