Bart S. Fisher

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Bart S. Fisher, Esq., Ph.D. Founder and Chairman of Give Life Foundation.

"Bart Fisher is a lawyer, investment banker, and philanthropist. He is Managing Partner of the Law Office of Bart S. Fisher in Washington, D.C. From 1972 through 1994 he practiced law at Patton Boggs LLP, where he served on the Management Committee and as Chair of its International Trade Practice Group. From 1996 through 2001 he was Counsel with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur in Washington, D.C.

"He attended Harvard Law School (J.D.1972), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (M.A. 1967 and Ph.D. 1970), and Washington University (A.B. 1963). Dr. Fisher has taught international trade and investment at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University, and George Mason University. He was a Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Division of The Brookings Institution (1968 to 1969).

"He is ex-officio member of the Board of Governors, International Practice Section, Virginia State Bar. He was a participating member of the International Trade Working Group of the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion. He is on the Board of Directors of The Energy Bar Company and the U.S.-Iraq Business Council. He is Managing Partner of Capital House Merchant Banking and J J & B, an investment partnership. He is President of Capital Baseball, Inc. and was co-owner of the Prince William Cannons Professional Baseball Club from 1991 through 1994.

"He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Marrow Foundation, and the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (which he founded in 1983), and has served as President of the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Marrow Donor Program from 1988 through 2000, and was Chairman of its Public Policy Committee and Audit Committee. He is Vice-Chairman of The Institute at Biltmore, which is a leading consultancy on the establishment and operation of non-profit organizations. Dr. Fisher was instrumental in securing passage of the National Organ Transplant Act in 1984, which laid the foundation for solid organ and marrow transplantation in the United States.

"Dr. Fisher is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in America. He has authored four books on international trade and investment, including International Trade and Investment: Regulating International Business, co-author with John Barton (Little, Brown & Company), which has been used as the standard casebook on international trade and investment in many law schools in the United States." [1]

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  1. Management Team, Give Life Foundation, accessed July 26, 2007.