Brian FosterBrian Foster is a litigation associate in Covington & Burling's Washington, DC, office, where his practice focuses primarily on ERISA class actions and other litigation matters. In addition, he is part of the Covington litigation team representing eleven Yemeni nationals currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who have filed habeas corpus petitions in federal court. Before entering private practice, he clerked for Judge Paul Niemeyer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Foster is the author of "Serious Mischiefs: Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services, Inc., Supplemental Jurisdiction, and Breaking the Promise of Finley," 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2013 (2006), which won the 2006 James William Moore Federal Practice Award from LexisNexis. He earned a law degree from Notre Dame Law School and a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. Prior to law school, he worked in Washington, DC, and Lansing, Michigan, as a political consultant.