Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
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  • The Bund Center, Suite 3604, 222 Yan'an Dong Lu, Shanghai, China 200002
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Mark Thompson advises a wide array of businesses and trade associations on global compliance requirements applicable to finished foods, food additives, food packaging materials, cosmetics, industrial chemicals, and associated labeling in Asia, the U.S., and the European Union. Mr. Thompson also has significant experience relating to the regulation of drugs and genetically modified organisms (GMO) in Asia. From 2009 through 2016, Mr. Thompson was based in Keller and Heckman’s Shanghai Representative office. During that time, he assisted foreign and domestic companies in evaluating and securing new clearances for products in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian countries.

Mr. Thompson has authored articles and presented on regulatory compliance matters in the U.S., EU, and Asia. While attending the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, he served as a contract law 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).


•Dec 04, 2018 Pan Pacific Fibre Value Chain Conference
•Sep 25, 2018 International Conference: Food Contact Compliance
•Nov 14, 2017 Mark Thompson Will Present at the Appita Fibre Chain 2017 Conference
•May 12, 2017 Keller and Heckman LLP Announces Publication of The Use of Nanomaterials in Food Contact Materials: Design, Applications, Safety
•Feb 24, 2017 Mark Thompson Quoted in Chemical Watch Article China’s food packaging rules present unique challenges
•Jan 16, 2017 David Ettinger and the Shanghai Office Showcased in Food Contact World Article Food Contact Spotlight: Industry Prepares for China’s updated food packaging standards
•Sep 14, 2016 Mark Thompson to Present Food Packaging: Compliance Strategies for the U.S., EU and Asia


•Feb 18, 2016 Webinar: China’s GB Food Packaging Standards Unwrapped: How Will the Revisions Impact You?


•Mar 22, 2018 China’s National People’s Congress Passes Reshuffle Plan to Establish New Food and Food-Related Agencies
•Oct 20, 2017 Breaking News: Two Key China Food Packaging Standards Now Take Effect
•Nov 18, 2016 All Wrapped Up: China Finalizes Long-Awaited Standards for Food Packaging
•Oct 28, 2016 Last Chance to Comment on China’s Implementing Regulation of the Food Safety Law
•Sep 29, 2016 China’s General Rules for Food Production Licensing Review Take Effect
•Jun 29, 2016 CFDA Measures on Foods for Special Medical Purposes Take Effect
•Jun 15, 2016 China’s NHFPC Publishes Approvals for 23 Food Packaging Materials

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  • Food & Drug

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.434.4252  Phone
+86 21 6335 1618  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.A., 2004
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, J.D., 2008
District of Columbia; Georgia; Not admitted in China


•American Bar Association

Mandarin Chinese

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