Mr. Bart Fisher

Currently the Managing Partner of the Law Office of Bart S. Fisher ( and a member of the District of Columbia bar.  From 1972 through April 1994, he practiced law with Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was a partner as of January 1, 1978.  Dr. Fisher has also been a partner at Arent Fox (1994-1995), and Of Counsel with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur (1996-2001), Bryan Cave (2002), and Dorsey & Whitney (2003-2004).

Has held an AV(a) Preeminent rating for 30 years for the “Highest Possible Peer Review Rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards” from Martindale-Hubbell.

Has been described as a “founding father” of the market for internationally trained lawyers (SAISPHERE, April, 1990), one of the D.C. trade bar “pioneers” (The Rushford Report, June 1998), “one of the godfathers of DC’s international trade law intelligentsia,” (Legal Bisnow, January 27, 2010), “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), “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), “a very skilled and experienced international trade lawyer and economist” (The Washington Times, August 27, 2015), “an attorney who has represented both sides in trade disagreements” (China Daily, December 24, 2015), and someone who practices the law with “audacity” (New York Times, December 19, 1989)  Dr. Fisher has represented governments, numerous multinational enterprises, trade associations, and individuals in matters related to international trade and investment.

Has been quoted as a trade and investment authority in Fortune, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times,The Financial Post, Paris Match, The Ottawa Citizen, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Legal Bisnow, BNA International Trade Reporter, World Coffee and Tea, The Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Examiner, Johns Hopkins SAIS Review, Caribbean Investor, Mother Jones, The Hill, and many other periodicals, newspapers, and journals.


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