About Kristin C. Foster

Kristin Foster focuses her litigation practice on complex civil litigation and governmental investigations. As a former law clerk for the Civil Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, Kristin learned how the government makes cases. And she uses the insights gained from this experience to defend midsize and Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, retail and higher education industries.

Doing what it takes to help clients fight off governmental challenges

Kristin handles all types of litigation: antitrust, class actions, contract disputes and false claims act investigations, among others. She has managed contract attorneys in the US and abroad, and appeared in state and federal courts. She has consulted with economists, engineers and health care professionals, prepared expert reports, taken depositions and drafted pleadings — all to help her clients have a case dismissed or minimize the judgment paid by mounting a thorough defense.

Typically, she represents her clients vis-à-vis a class or a government agency. She has experience with multidistrict litigation and has defended clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

While in law school, Kristin taught classes to Chicago Public School students as part of the Citizen Schools program and served as symposium editor of The University of Chicago Legal Forum. As symposium editor, she organized "The Civil Rights Act at 50 Years," an event that brought together academics from some of the nation's leading universities.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation