William S. Foster, Jr., Esq., Chairman & Director

William S. Foster, Jr, Esq. is the Chairman & a Director of the Executive Board of The Veterans Consortium. Bill is a registered patent attorney who is currently an Intellectual Property counsel for the Mission Systems Sector at Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Previously, he was a partner in the Intellectual Property Practices at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath and Baker Botts. Mr. Foster has extensive litigation experience at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Bill has also served as a law clerk at for the Honorable Diane Gilbert Sypolt at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Throughout his career, he has been involved with veterans issues and has represented a number of veterans on a pro bono basis before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Foster was a Legislative Aide with the Majority Staff for the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs under both Senators Alan Simpson and Arlen Specter. In addition, Mr. Foster was a professional staff member of the Congressional Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance that was chaired by former VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi. Mr. Foster is also a service-connected disabled veteran who was a beneficiary of the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefit. Mr. Foster earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.