Foster C. Johnson
Foster C. Johnson is a trial lawyer who focuses on complex commercial litigation. He has represented a variety of Fortune 100 companies in contract disputes, oil and gas matters, intellectual property litigation, and large scale consumer and securities class actions.
His trials include a 2017 success for an energy client suing an insurance company that refused to pay for an offshore rig’s hurricane damage. He played an instrumental role in the presentation of the evidence in a six-week trial that ended in a $41.6 million jury verdict that included $27.3 million in punitive damages and $10.9 million for bad faith.
Mr. Johnson has also handled numerous civil appeals and mandamus proceedings in state and federal courts, including the United States Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th, 9th, and D.C. Circuits, the Supreme Courts of Texas and California, several intermediate state courts of appeals, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Mr. Johnson received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served on both the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Stanford Technology Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Priscilla Owen of the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is the author of Judicial Magic: the Use of Dicta as Equitable Remedy, published in The University of San Francisco Law Review in 2012.
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Stanford Law School, J.D.
- Stanford Law and Policy Review, Features Editor
- Stanford Law and Technology Review, Executive Notes Editor
- Kirkwood Moot Court Board, Vice President
Stanford University, M.A.
Stanford University, B.A., with honors
- Texas 2011
- California 2013
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- Judicial Magic: the Use of Dicta as Equitable Remedy, 46 U.S.F. L. REV. 883 (2012).