|Position:||Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel|
|Work Phone:||(202) 587-4229|
|Fax Number:||(202) 587-4300|
Mark Dopp is the general counsel and senior vice president of regulatory affairs for the American Meat Institute. He became AMI's outside general counsel in May 1995. In 1999, he formally joined the Institute and assumed responsibility for AMI's regulatory affairs activities. In that role, Dopp oversees policy development and research and represents industry views to government officials on all major regulatory initiatives. He also provides legal counsel to AMI.
Prior to joining AMI, Dopp worked at Hogan and Hartson, where he was active in areas of food and agricultural law on behalf of many clients, including domestic and foreign corporations. Dopp served in USDA's Office of the General Counsel before entering private practice in 1985. He joined Hogan and Hartson in 1989 as an associate and in January 1993 became a partner.
Dopp received his Bachelor of Arts in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin and his Master of Science from Michigan State University in 1981, also in agricultural economics. He received his law degree in 1984 from the University of Missouri.