The Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) has elected Robert C. Kopple to serve as Secretary, as of January 1, 2007.
Kopple is a longstanding member of the Board of Governors, and serves as Chair of HUC-JIR's Los Angeles Board of Overseers. "Bob Kopple's distinguished professional and communal leadership is a source of strength for our core mission: to produce effective professionals to serve the needs of the Jewish community and to help engage and cultivate the upcoming generations of Reform Jews," stated Rabbi Ellenson, HUC-JIR President.
Kopple is involved in family wealth planning with the firm of Kopple & Klinger, LLP since 1993. He is a member of the Planning Committee of the University of Southern California Tax Institute since 1980, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute since 1979. He has lectured extensively on tax matters including at the New York University Institute on Federation Taxation; University of Miami Estate Planning Institute; California Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation; California Continuing Education of the Bar; USC Gould School of Tax Law Institute; Practicing Law Institute; and at the UCLA Entertainment Tax Institute.
Kopple received the B.A. in English in 1965 from De Paul University; the J.D. in 1967 from the School of Law, De Paul University; and the LL.M. in Taxation in 1968 from New York University. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1968, the California bar in 1969, and to the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Claims Court in 1969. He was the associate editor of the De Paul Law Review.