Deputy General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association
David Foster joined the National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”) in 2015 and currently serves as a Deputy General Counsel.
Since joining the NBPA, David has played an important role in a variety of legal issues facing the NBPA and its members. In 2016, David was a part of the NBPA negotiating team that worked on behalf of the NBA players to secure a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Association (“NBA”). Additionally, David’s responsibilities include the regulation of NBPA certified agents, mediation of disputes between agents and players, as well as representing NBA players during discipliniary proceedings before the NBA and providing general legal advice to NBA players on a variety of issues. With the recent changes in the gambling laws across the United States, David has been given the responsibility of crafting and advocating the NBPA’s position on this issue. David has spoken before state legislatures and on numerous panels regarding the legalization of sports gambling and its potential impact on athletes.
Prior to joining the NBPA David was an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County New York for 5 years and then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for 6 years in the District of New Jersey. David received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Fordham Law school.