Washington, DC

Mark Thompson

  • Associate
  • Direct Dial: +1 202.434.4252
  • Fax: +1 202.434.4646
  • Professional Assistants: Gaynelle Costner, Aileen Vaughn, and Amanda Davis, Ph: +1 202.434.4347

    Washington, DC

    1001 G Street NW
    Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001

Mark Thompson joined Keller and Heckman as an associate with the firm’s Washington, DC office. 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 Keller and Heckman'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.

Mr. Thompson has authored a number of articles pertaining to regulatory compliance matters in Asia. In addition, while attending the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, he served as a contracts teaching assistant through the Academic Excellence program and as an Associate Editor for the Commlaw Conspectus.

Mr. Thompson is fluent in Mandarin Chinese (written and verbal).


Practice Areas


  • University of Georgia
    • B.A., 2004
  • Catholic University of America
    • J.D., 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia


  • American Bar Association


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