Ilana M. Knopf, J.D


Ilana M. Knopf is the Director of the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center, where since 2011 she’s focused on assisting state and local governments implement policies aimed at preventing chronic disease and increasing health equity. 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 Agreement. Ilana has previously served as an U.S. Attorney General’s Honors Program 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. Ilana received a B.A., magna cum laude from Boston University.