Mr David M Foster

David M Foster

Lawyer biography

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Antitrust
  • Civil Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Agency Investigations

EXPERIENCE

David Foster, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1990, handles antitrust, trade regulation, and other litigation matters. He also counsels clients on merger and acquisition, restraint of trade, monopolization, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and consumer protection issues. Mr. Foster has extensive experience dealing with investigations brought by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other agencies as well as state attorneys general.

Mr. Foster is the co-head of the firm's Washington, D.C., antitrust and trade regulation group. He also co-chairs a firmwide litigation practice group dedicated to antitrust and trade regulation matters.

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Unscrambling the Eggs: Once the Merger is Done, FTC Enforcement Can Still Break up the Deal," Legal Times, March 21, 2005

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 1975 - B.A., with distinction, The University of Virginia
  • 1981 - J.D., The University of Virginia

Mr. Foster was admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia in 1981. He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and numerous district and circuit courts. From 1975-78, he served as Legislative Director for Congressman Robert W. Daniel, Jr.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Arlington County School Board, Member and Former Chairman
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Member

Updates

Energy & Natural Resources

New and Renewed Competition Proposals
USA | 21 May 2007

After three months of the new congressional session, several new bills concerning competition in the energy industry are now being processed, ranging from 'price gouging' legislation to proposals that may affect petroleum mergers. Although similar bills were introduced in the last session but never passed, this year may prove different.