Don   Foster
Principal and Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice

Contact

Phone: 267.338.1357
Fax: 267.338.1335
Mailing: 1801 Market Street ,
Suite 2300 , Philadelphia , PA   19103
Linkedin: Don Foster

PRACTICE FOCUS

Don Foster serves as the Chair of Offit Kurman’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He is an experienced litigator, having tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts throughout the country. He also serves as outside general counsel and advisor to small businesses in a variety of industries. His trial and alternative dispute resolution experience is varied and includes disputes involving title insurance, intellectual property, health care, franchising, corporate governance, law firm partnership and closely held businesses. He also frequently litigates fiduciary disputes in Pennsylvania's Orphans Courts.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

Mr. Foster is a member of the Board of Directors of Highmark, Inc., one of the larger Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies in the country. He currently serves as Chairman of the company's Investment Committee after chairing the Audit Committee. He also serves on the Executive and Corporate Governance Committees. Prior to the formation of Highmark, he served on the Board of Pennsylvania Blue Shield. Mr. Foster serves as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and has been appointed to a two year term as a Delegate in the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates.

Mr. Foster has also been voted a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004 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.

PREVIOUS WORK

Prior to joining Offit Kurman Mr. Foster was a partner in another prominent Philadelphia law firm. Prior to that he served as a law clerk to the Hon. James S. Bowman (dec'd), President Judge of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, and as a consultant with the International Energy Agency in Paris.

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • Morehead Scholar (1969-1973)
  • Dana Fellow (1979)
  • National Winner, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Environmental Law Essay Contest (1976-1977)
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 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
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Posts

"Attorney-Client Relationship and the Attorney Who Represents the Boss"

Don Foster Featured in the Legal Intelligencer By: Don Foster, The Legal Intelligencer As Published in the Legal Intelligencer  …

"Managing the Risk of Consolidation of Health Care Providers and Insurers"

Reprinted with permission. The RMA Journal, June 2016 (pgs 26 – 30). ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT In an article published in 2012,[i]…

"A Creditor Of An Estate Beneficiary Lacks Standing to Seek The Removal of An Estate Administrator"

A Creditor Of An Estate Beneficiary Lacks Standing to Seek The Removal of An Estate Administrator By Don Foster A…

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