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Don P. Foster, Principal

Business Litigation And Intellectual Property Litigation

Email: dfoster@offitkurman.com
Office Phone: 267.338.1357
Fax: 267.338.1335
Mailing Address: Ten Penn Center
1801 Market Street
Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Don Foster serves as the Chair of Offit Kurman’s Business Litigation Practice Group. He is a seasoned commercial litigator with a proven track record in the courtroom, which includes trying cases to verdict in federal and state courts throughout the country. He is regularly asked to prosecute or defend to verdict cases involving significant financial risk to the client. His trial and alternative dispute resolution experience is varied and includes a large variety of different matters involving title insurance, agent defalcations, intellectual property, health care, franchising, corporate governance issues, and law firm partnership disputes.


  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law
  • B.A.(cum laude - Morehead Scholar), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Points of Distinction

Mr. Foster is a member of the board of directors of Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, one of the largest Blue Plans in the nation. Prior to the formation of Highmark, he served on the Board of Pennsylvania Blue Shield, and also served as chairman of Highmark's Audit Committee for ten years. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Investment Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Foster has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2007 by a vote of his peers and in 2013 was recognized as a Top Lawyer in Health Care. For more than 25 years, Mr. Foster has received Martindale Hubbel’s highest “AV” rating.


Mr. Foster is active in professional and community organizations. He was selected to be a member of the American Bar Foundation. He is a former chairman of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Professional Responsibility Committee and the Federal Courts Committee. He frequently is asked to instruct practicing lawyers on trial practices and procedures and professional responsibility.

Before entering private practice, he worked for two years as a law clerk to the Hon. James S. Bowman, president judge of the Commonwealth Court, and then for two years as a legal consultant to the International Energy Agency in Paris, France.


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