Kornelia Nagy-Koppany is the founder and managing partner of KNP LAW, an International law firm in Budapest, Hungary https://www.knplaw.com/en/ and managing partner of a business consultancy firm in Bethesda, MD. Kornelia received a J.D. from Eotvos Lorand University Faculty of Law in Budapest, Hungary, a Masters of International Comparative Law degree from Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in France (Strasbourg), and an LL.M. in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law in New York, NY. She also holds an International Business Management certificate from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.
Kornelia served as a student clerk to the Hon. Chief Justice Burton R. Lifland of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York as the recipient of the Judge Galgay Fellowship Award. Following graduation from New York University School of Law she was associated with multinational law firms on both coasts of the U.S. She later returned to Hungary as the managing partner of the Budapest office of the largest and oldest Washington, D.C. based international law firm. She established KNP LAW in 2007 where she has been advising pharmaceutical, life sciences, technology and energy companies on cross-border transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Kornelia is a member of the Budapest, Hungary and the U.S. District of Columbia Bar Associations. Under her leadership KNP LAW received many awards and recognitions including the Corporate INTL Pharmaceutical Law Firm of the Year Award, the Global Law Experts Practice Award, the Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year Award, the Global Law Expert Pharmaceutical Law Firm of the Year Award and was listed in the Who’s Who Legal Directory Life Sciences (Regulatory and Transactional) Chapter as well as in the Life Sciences Chapter of Chambers and Partners.
Kornelia is a dual U.S.- Hungarian citizen and in addition to her native Hungarian she primarily works in English.