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Representation Before Foreign and U.S. Legislative Bodies and Regulatory
Representation Before Foreign
and U.S. Regulatory Agencies
Often, the viability of our clients’ businesses depends on highly competent,
timely, and successful representation before regulatory agencies domestically
and overseas. Many of our clients’ most highly value-additive products
and services are strictly regulated by governments worldwide, often in non-transparent
ways that discriminate against or even prohibit non-domestic suppliers. We’ve
pioneered methods of dealing successfully with Japanese and other regulatory
We actively represent clients before U.S. regulatory agencies, including
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Communications Commission
(FCC), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Technical & Regulatory
Projects and Transactions
We have focused on breaking down foreign “technical barriers to
trade” caused by excessive government involvement in drafting and
certifying compliance to product technical standards – a major
problem in Japan, Europe and elsewhere. Foster literally wrote the book
on obtaining government regulatory approvals in Japan for telecom equipment,
medical devices, and electrical industrial equipment. We have obtained regulatory
approvals for literally dozens
of companies and products, contributing to US exports and global trade.
We have an enviable track record, and often solve seemingly insoluble
commercial problems with innovative solutions – using litigation,
administrative hearings, lobbying, and smart negotiating, as necessary
-- crafted on the basis of our understanding of domestic and international
government affairs and regulation of commerce under U.S. and foreign
legal systems. Contact us.