Mark Foster Law: Business, Government, International and Domestic Law
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Regulatory and Government Affairs
We’re a business law firm, and more.

Representation Before Foreign and U.S. Legislative Bodies and Regulatory Agencies

Often, the viability of our clients’ businesses depends on our competent, timely, and successful representation before domestic and overseas bodies. 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.

Our representation of clients is not limited merely to drafting words on paper; we aggressively lobby, advocate or litigate before US and foreign legislative bodies and regulatory agencies.

Described by the Wall Street Journal as “A full-time lobbyist for American interests in Japan”, Foster is recognized as the first American lawyer to regularly lobby at Japan’s powerful ministries on behalf of American business interests. Representing the United States Embassy in Japan as Special Counsel, Foster helped draft and lobbied adoption of Japanese market-opening legislation covering U.S.-made telecom, medical devices and testing laboratories. Foster represented the entire U.S. telecom and high-tech industries as Lawyer-Lobbyist for the Electronic Industries Association and American Electronics Association office in Tokyo.

Working with our proprietary consultancy TRADE, Ltd., we have also successfully represented clients before regulatory agencies and in legislative matters in the U.S. and Europe. Often this is in connection with direct foreign investment transactions we are handling and, where necessary, in conjunction with local counsel or consultants.

Representative transactions

Fluid Management L.P.(now a division of IDEX, NYSE:IEX)

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REPRESENTATIVE REGULATORY APPROVALS and
TECHNICAL STANDARDS COMPLIANCE PROJECTS

COMPANY NAME

PRODUCT

JAPANESE MINISTRY

Volumetrics, Inc.
North Carolina
Real-time Color 3-D Ultrasonic Diagnostic Medical Device
Ministry of Health and Welfare
Natus Medical, Inc.
California
Newborn Baby Hearing Screener Medical Device Ministry of Health and Welfare
Tuscaloosa Steel (British Steel Corporation)
Alabama
Structural Steel Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Brooktrout Technology Inc. Massachusetts
Computer-Telephony Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Oregon Steel Mills
Oregon
Structural Steel Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Fax International Company
Massachusetts
Fax Call Diverter Telecommunications Device Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
MBM Technology Ltd.
U.K.
Encoder for Fuel Tank (aerospace), Ultra-hazardous conditions Ministry of Labor
Applied Research Laboratory
Florida
Testing Laboratories Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Societe Generale de Surveillance Singapore
Geneva, Suisse
Testing Laboratories Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Nixdorf Computer AG
Germany
Digital PBX Telephone System Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
United States Testing Company, Inc.
New Jersey
Testing Laboratories Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Datacraft Hong Kong Telecommunications Modem Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Protocol Medial Systems
Oregon
Portable Patient Monitoring System Medical Device Ministry of Health and Welfare
Swagelok Company
Ohio
High-Pressure Industrial Valves and Fittings Ministry of International Trade and Industry
TrusJoist Corporation
Idaho
Structural LVL (laminated veneer lumber) Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and fisheries (JAS), and Ministry of Construction
Wang Computer Company Voice Mail Fax Card Telecommunications Device
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Northwestern Steel & Wire Company
Illinois
Rolled Structural Steel Ministry of International Trade and Industry (JIS)
Columbia Laboratories, Inc.
Oregon
Food Testing Laboratory
Accreditation
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Fluid Management L.P.
Illinois
Accutinter and Eurotinter, Complex industrial machinery
Ministry of Labor
The J. M. Ney Company
Connecticut
Proprietary Dental Alloy Ministry of Health and Welfare
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