Griffin D. Foster



Griffin Foster is passionate about helping public and private companies satisfy their ongoing compliance obligations and execute strategic transactions, including offerings, mergers and acquisitions. To date, Griffin has helped Faegre Drinker clients close deals across a broad range of industries, including technology, banking, compliance services, manufacturing, health care 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 strategic transactions and post-transaction integration efforts.

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, bought deals and at-the-market offering programs. These transactions have ranged in size from less than $5 million to more than $1 billion.

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.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Griffin represents both buyers and sellers, including closely held private companies and publicly traded corporations, in domestic and cross-border transactions that have ranged in size from less than $50 million to greater than $2 billion in total consideration.


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
Awards Methodology
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