Mark Thompson is a Senior Associate located in Keller and Heckman LLP’s Shanghai Representative Office. Mr. Thompson began working for Keller and Heckman in Washington DC in 2007. During that time, Mr. Thompson assisted clients in demonstrating compliance with U.S. and EU regulations pertaining to food, food packaging, drugs, as well as applicable environmental requirements.
In October 2009, Mr. Thompson transferred to the firm’s office in Shanghai, China, after which he expanded upon his practice to capture regulatory compliance matters in various Asian markets. He currently advises a wide array of businesses and trade associations on the requirements and regulations applicable to finished foods, food additives, food packaging materials, drugs, industrial chemicals, GMOs, and associated labeling. In particular, Mr. Thompson possesses expertise relating to the regulation of such products in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other Asian countries, in addition to U.S. and EU requirements. He has extensive experience in evaluating and securing new clearances for products intended for sale in these jurisdictions.