Nabil G. Foster focuses his practice on the defense of consumer class action lawsuits and the defense of attorneys in professional liability and disciplinary matters. Mr. Foster’s class action defense experience involves claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related claims under Illinois and New York law.
Mr. Foster also provides guidance to attorneys through risk management and ethical consultations. He enjoys speaking about the practical application of the Rules of Professional Conduct at continuing legal education (CLE) events.
Mr. Foster handles all phases of litigation and case management, including briefing and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, responding to discovery, counseling clients and conducting settlement negotiations.
He has substantial experience in commercial and civil litigation, and has represented clients in both state and federal courts on matters including breach of contract, ERISA, employment discrimination, consumer fraud class actions, products liability matters, insurance coverage, professional liability, eminent domain, Section 1983 civil rights cases, and multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases.
Mr. Foster joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in December 2007. For three years prior to joining Hinshaw, he was an associate at Pugh, Jones, Johnson & Quandt, P.C. Prior to his tenure at Pugh Jones, he was an associate at Christensen & Ehret for several years where he focused on insurance coverage litigation. He began his legal career as an appellate law clerk with the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District.
Throughout law school, Mr. Foster served a series of clerkships. In 1998, he clerked for the Public Corruption and Special Prosecution Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts in Boston.
Also in 1998, he clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. In 1999, he clerked in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission Regional Office in Chicago; and in 2000, Mr. Foster clerked as an extern to the Honorable Robert W. Gettleman, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
Finally, from 2000 to 2001, he was a law clerk at the white collar criminal defense firm of Cotsirilos, Tighe & Streicker, Ltd. Mr. Foster’s law school achievements included serving as the Business Editor of the Journal of International Law and Business. In addition, he was Vice President of the Black Law Student Association.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Foster designed and consulted on logistical operations and procedures for transportation companies. In addition, he trained to be a chef in Europe.
Professional Affiliations :
- Northwestern University School of Law
- Northwestern University’s Alumni Club of Chicago, Past-President
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- ACA International, Ethics Committee, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2000
- A.B., Philosophy, Harvard College, 1994
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.
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