Robert J. Foster
Robert J. Foster, Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, handles complex litigation matters, including class actions, minority shareholder disputes, unfair competition claims, Lanham Act claims, personal injury, first-party claims, UM/UIM arbitrations, insurance coverage claims, bad faith, and professional liability claims. He also has extensive appellate experience and has been asked to participate as Amicus Curiae by many prestigious organizations, including the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Rob has been a consultant to many companies regarding indemnification, licensing, trademark, and copyright issues.
Rob is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on indemnification agreements, subrogation and liens, legal research and writing, technology, evidence, discovery, insurance coverage disputes, bad faith, and the Fair Share Act.
Rob was an adjunct professor at Drexel University in the LeBow College of Business. From 2001-2018, he served as an adjunct professor at Temple University, teaching Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Recreation. He has also taught a similar class at Drexel University in the LeBow College of Business.
Rob has been certified by the NFL and NBA Players Associations as a player representative. He has negotiated marketing deals on behalf of athletes and companies, and advised sports facilities, organizations, and professional teams on risk management and contractual issues, and provided consultation and legal services to writers, musicians, and professional athletes. He has also engaged in national webcasts and written articles on liability matters facing amateur sports organizations.
Rob serves as Judge Pro Tempore with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as a settlement master. He regularly serves as an arbitrator, often as the chairperson, and has served as a special master at the request of the Court. He applies a neutral view towards any assignment, drawing on his diverse experiences on both sides of civil litigation. His extensive background and exceptional ability to comprehend and break down new and complex legal issues are invaluable assets in these endeavors.
To unwind from the office, Rob and his wife Aubrie are avid crafters and can be found at various festivals and events. While they collaborate on many types of work, Rob’s specialty is pyrography. Rob built a raised garden for the herbs used in many of their home made products. The family enjoys anything in the science/fiction fantasy genre while also working hard on keeping up the tradition of Friday Night Fires in the firepit Rob built in the backyard.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center , (1991)
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , (1988)
with Distinction & Honors
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Certified NBA Player Representative (1995-1998)
Certified NFL Player Representative (1995-1996)
Author, Will Your Emails Come Back to Haunt You? Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (July 2014)
Author, Litigation Impact of Joint and Several Liability Abolishment. The Legal Intelligencer. (November 5, 2013)
Author, Do the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Laws Apply to Real Estate Transactions? Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (Fall 2013)