Griffin D. Foster



Griffin Foster is passionate about helping public and private companies satisfy their ongoing compliance obligations and raise capital to accomplish their strategic objectives. To date, Griffin has helped Faegre Drinker clients close deals across a broad range of industries, including health care, technology, banking, compliance services, manufacturing and transportation — to the tune of more than $10 billion. His meticulous understanding of public company reporting obligations gives him a global view of the complex legal requirements relevant to capital raising and other strategic transactions and post-transaction integration efforts.

Public Companies

Griffin advises public companies on their governance processes and compliance obligations under federal and state law, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements, fiduciary duties and “blue sky” laws. He also counsels clients on stock exchange rules, and the voting policies and practices of proxy advisory firms and large institutional shareholders.

Capital Markets

Griffin represents issuers and underwriters in public and private debt and equity offerings, including high-yield and investment-grade debt issuances, initial public offerings, confidentially marketed public offerings, private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions, bought deals and at-the-market (ATM) offering programs. These transactions have ranged in size from less than $5 million to more than $1 billion.


Bar Admissions



George Washington University Law School
J.D. with High Honors, Order of the Coif, The George Washington Law Review (associate) (2015)

Wheaton College
B.A. in Political Science and Economics, magna cum laude (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The “Baby Shelf” Requirements: A Compliance Guide for Issuers
    Republished in Insights: The Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, October 2022


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2023-24; "Ones to Watch," Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2024
Awards Methodology
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