Bart Fisher has been described as a "founding father" of the market for internationally trained lawyers (SAISPHERE, April, 1990), "one of the D.C. trade bar's pioneers" (The Rushford Report, June, 1998), "a godfather of DC's international trade law bar" (Legal Bisnow, January 27, 2010), "bright" (Fortune, December 14, 1981), someone who practices law with "audacity" (New York Times, December 29, 1989), and "one of the nation's foremost experts on international trade, especially with regard to Asia" (Above the Law, August 19, 2010).
Mr. Fisher represented the Government of the People's Republic of China (1999-2000) on international trade matters, handling cases under the Antidumping Law of the United States on fresh garlic and wax candles. Mr. Fisher currently is Senior Advisor for the CITIC Group, which is the third largest enterprise in China. He has also represented the governments of the Dominican Republic, Iceland, and Panama and currently represents the LNG Opposition Team, which has opposed the granting of a permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would allow the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Sparrows Point, in Baltimore County.
From 1972 through 1995 Mr. Fisher represented Mars, Incorporated on foreign market development, spearheading efforts to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers to exports of the company’s confectionery, rice, and pet food products. He is currently assisting many companies in efforts to obtain access to the Chinese marketplace.
Bart Fisher also teaches International Trade and Economic Negotiation at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. He is also Managing Director of J J & B, LLC, a boutique investment bank in Washington, D.C. www.jjbllc.com.
Mr. Fisher has also engaged in a substantial amount of pro bono work and is Chairman of the Give Life Foundation. Dr. Fisher’s experience in the health care area began in 1984, when he was instrumental in securing passage of the National Organ Transplant Act, which laid the foundation for organ and marrow donation in the United States. He has served as President of the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, which he founded in 1983. He served on the Board of the National Marrow Donor Program from 1988 through 2000, and was Chairman of its Public Policy Committee and Audit Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of The Marrow Foundation from 1992 through April, 2008.
Dr. Fisher is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in America.