Attorney Profile:

Brian Foster

Brian Foster: Attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Brian Foster is a Partner in Cadwalader's Financial Services Group and represents financial institutions in a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters. He represents both sell-side and buy-side clients in connection with financing transactions to funds of funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and mutual funds, including term and revolving loans, VFN facilities, repurchase, securities lending and prime brokerage transactions, and various derivatives, together with related currency and interest rate hedging arrangements. He also advises clients on the structuring, issuance and trading of derivatives and complex structured financial products, including equity-, fund-, rate-, currency- and commodity-linked OTC derivatives and structured notes. Brian also has significant experience advising global investment banks as to compliance with the Volcker Rule.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Brian worked at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in connection with the unwind of its derivatives book in bankruptcy. He frequently advises clients on credit aspects of financing and derivatives transactions, including insolvency risk, collateral protection and post-bankruptcy close-out and netting rights. He also held the position of Vice President, Global Fund Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, where he structured and executed fund finance transactions and fund-linked structured product transactions with private funds, insurance companies, family offices and high net worth individuals.

Brian received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University, and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He speaks Spanish and has studied and worked in Latin America. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

News & Resources


News Releases

Cadwalader Practices, Attorneys Featured in 2016 Chambers Global Guide

Mar 23, 2016


Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized in 2015 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Sep 17, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

IRS Phases in Section 871(m) Dividend Equivalent Withholding

Dec 05, 2016


Finance Forum

Dec 01, 2016

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Financial Regulation
  • Fintech
  • Fund Finance
  • Investment Management Transactions
  • OTC Derivatives
  • Structured Products
  • Swap Regulation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 504 6736  Phone
212 504 6666  Fax
University Attended:
Santa Clara University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2004
Year of First admission:
2004, New York

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