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CKR Law Opens in Washington D.C.

CKR Law, LLP is pleased to announce the establishment of its newest location in Washington D.C.

The office will be spearheaded by Bart Fisher who 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).

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 has 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. Mr. Fisher currently represents the governments of the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of Suriname.  He has also represented the governments of the Dominican Republic, Iceland, and Panama.

“Washington D.C. is a logical progression and natural fit for our law firm,” stated Jeffrey A. Rinde, CKR Law’s Managing Partner.  “As a global law firm, our clients are increasingly challenged by rapidly evolving international trade laws and other regulatory frameworks.  They need to be acutely aware in real-time of ongoing diplomatic and political developments impacting the world economy.  We are thrilled to have an attorney with Mr. Fisher’s experience and reputation join us.”

Mr. Fisher added “The upcoming United States Presidential election has seen heated dialogue on topics such as international trade agreements, U.S. relations with other countries and cybersecurity.  I look forward to advising and working with CKR Law’s clients as they navigate through these challenging times”.

Information about all of CKR’s locations, attorneys and practice areas is available at www.ckrlaw.com

Contacts: Jeffrey A. Rinde, jrinde@ckrlaw.com

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