Arthur F. Foerster

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Arthur F. Foerster

Arthur F. Foerster

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Arthur Foerster’s practice focuses on environmental law and litigation at both the trial and appellate level. In particular, Mr. Foerster is experienced in litigating environmental matters involving toxic torts, The Clean Air Act, contaminated sites, citizen suits and other federal/state environmental statutes and regulations. His experience also includes litigating matters involving product liability, insurance coverage, industrial accidents and complex business contract and tort disputes. He also has substantial experience in environmental enforcement defense, permitting and transactional counseling.

Mr. Foerster is particularly experienced in litigating environmental matters involving complex industrial processes and practices, complex issues of causation and damages and complex expert testimony. For example, Mr. Foerster represents manufacturing, energy and other clients in the defense of multi-plaintiff toxic tort actions involving chemicals, such as PCBs, pesticides, solvents and petroleum products, alleged to have adversely affected thousands of persons via multiple exposure pathways. He routinely works with industrial, engineering and medical experts in defending such claims. Mr. Foerster is the co-editor of ABA's second edition, Toxic Tort Litigation treatise.

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Vice Chair at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner at Jones Day

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Office Managing Partner, San Francisco at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Global Chair, Consumer Class Action Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and food center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to adults and children in Cook County every year. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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2010

Former Senator from Illinois

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Koch Industries, Inc. purchases Molex LLC

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