Chris Foster advises leading companies and families in labor and employment matters.

Chris has extensive experience navigating union organizing and decertification campaigns, unfair labor practice investigations, trials and appeals. He provides strategic planning on the addition and divesting of unionized operations.

Chris defends employers in arbitrations involving contract disputes and terminations, and against state and federal wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims.

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  • Lead counsel in three-day trial where an NLRB administrative law judge rejected a union’s objections and unfair labor practice charges challenging its loss in a decertification election
    Dycora Transitional Health – Fresno, LLC, 2019 WL 995648, NLRB case no. 32-RD-213130
  • Drafted briefing to the Ninth Circuit which affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of overtime class action claims against oil platform operator, based on federal labor law preemption
    Carl Curtis v. Irwin Industries, Inc., et al.,
    913 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. 2019)
  • Lead counsel for underground construction company contesting California Labor Commissioner civil wage and penalty assessment for alleged apprenticeship and prevailing wage violations; successfully resolved matter for less than 2% of alleged wages and penalties

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  • Legal 500 US 2021


University of California – Berkeley School of Law, JD, 2011
Santa Clara University, BS, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008


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Christopher Foster

Partner | San Francisco

San Francisco: +1 628 218 3826

San Francisco: +1 628 877 0113

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