The Law Office of Bart S. Fisher is dedicated to providing its clients
with excellent service and sound judgment.
Please use this site to learn more about the types of services we provide,
and our areas of expertise.
The Law Office of Bart S. Fisher serves as a problem solver for
governments, corporations, and trade associations. The principal area of
law practice is international trade and investment.
Bart Fisher, the Firm's principal, 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 "legend" and "a godfather of DC's international trade law bar"
(Legal Bisnow, January 27, 2010), "bright" (Fortune,
December 14, 1981); a lawyer "who is known for his unorthodox, high
profile, confrontational approach to international trade disputes" (Washington
Post, August 24, 1982); someone who practices law with "audacity" (New York
Times, December 29, 1989), "one of the nation's foremost experts on
international trade, especially with regard to Asia" (Above the Law,
August 19, 2010), "high-powered and well-connected" (Huffington
Post, March 3, 2012), "a very skilled and
experienced international trade lawyer and economist" (The Washington
Times, August 17, 2015),
"an attorney who has represented both sides in trade disagreements"
(China Daily, December 24, 2015) and "respected in all venues of the capital" (Carta Polis, August 29, 2017).
The approach taken to problems by The Law Office of Bart S. Fisher
recognizes that legal problems and lobbying are inextricably intertwined
in Washington, D.C., where the distinctive element of law practice is the
presence of government and the emphasis on public policy.
Mr. Fisher has held an AV
Preeminent rating for 30 years for the "Highest Possible Peer Review
Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" from Martindale-Hubbell.
He is also in the Legal Network listing, "Top Lawyers in Washington, D.C."
Mr. Fisher currently
represents the Government of
Mr. Fisher has represented the Government of the People's Republic of
(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. Mr. Fisher 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
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.
Mr. Fisher represented The Rice Millers Association in a 10-year struggle
to obtain access to the Japanese rice market for U.S. rice exporters. The
effort finally succeeded in 1994 as part of the Uruguay Round of
Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and Japan is now, by value, the largest
export market for the U.S. rice industry. He successfully represented the
American International Automobile Dealers Association in the 1980
International Trade Commission case brought by Ford and the UAW to limit
imports of automobiles from Japan into the U.S. marketplace.
Mr. Fisher represented 15 United States television broadcasters in 1978 on
a complaint against the Government of Canada which was deleting their
advertisements and denying deductibility for cross-border advertising.
President Carter determined that the border broadcasters’ complaint was
valid, and that Canada had unfairly discriminated against them.
The Law Office of Bart S. Fisher assists enterprises with venture capital
funding. Those activities are undertaken in conjunction with
J J & B, LLC.
Mr. Fisher currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Osgood Center for International Studies.
Mr. Fisher has also engaged in a substantial amount of pro bono work, and
is Chairman of the Give
If you would like to set up an initial consultation, I would be pleased to
speak with you. Please use the contact information listed below.
Bart S. Fisher
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Law Office of Bart S. Fisher
700 12th Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202 659 2979
Fax: 202 558 5101
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