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Bart S. Fisher

Washington D.C.


State Bar of District of Columbia


International Trade/WTO
Export Controls and Sanctions
Global Finance Investment
Trade and Export Finance
Global Disputes
China Practice
Africa Practice
Latin American and Caribbean Practice


Awards :
AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell (Over 30 years)
Top Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

International Trade Working Group of the President’s Council on the Year 2000 Conversion
Give Life Foundation (Chairman)
Foundation for America's Blood Centers (Member & Director)
Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (President)


J.D., Harvard Law School

Ph.D., International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS

B.A., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis



Bart S. Fisher is a seasoned international trade and investment attorney representing governments, companies, associations, and individuals. Dr. Fisher also works on joint ventures around the world.  Dr. 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).

Dr. Fisher has also been called 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).

Dr. 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. Dr. 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.

Dr. Fisher is Chairman of the Give Life Foundation and a Member and Director of the Foundation for America's Blood Centers. He has served as President of the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, which he founded in 1983. He is Co-Founder of the International Biofuels Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Osgood Center for International Studies.


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