James N. Foster, Jr.

Partner
Licensed to Practice: State of Missouri

James has more than 40 years of experience in private practice and represents management in all facets of labor and employment law. James has appeared twice before the United States Supreme Court.

He represents employers before the NLRB, including unfair labor practices charges, statutory remedial issues, statutory priority cases including secondary boycotts, and representation proceedings. He also has extensive experience with negotiations, collective bargaining, strikes, and in obtaining Federal and State injunctions. James has successfully done hundreds of arbitrations and regularly negotiates labor agreements.

James has an extensive background in the airline and railway industries under the Railway Labor Act. He represents major carriers before Federal courts, in arbitration before the adjustment board, and in representation matters before the National Mediation Board.

James litigates employment discrimination claims in Federal and State courts and before administrative agencies. He advises clients on personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and similar human resources matters.

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

James N. Foster, Jr.

Partner
Licensed to Practice: State of Missouri

James has more than 40 years of experience in private practice and represents management in all facets of labor and employment law. James has appeared twice before the United States Supreme Court.

He represents employers before the NLRB, including unfair labor practices charges, statutory remedial issues, statutory priority cases including secondary boycotts, and representation proceedings. He also has extensive experience with negotiations, collective bargaining, strikes, and in obtaining Federal and State injunctions. James has successfully done hundreds of arbitrations and regularly negotiates labor agreements.

James has an extensive background in the airline and railway industries under the Railway Labor Act. He represents major carriers before Federal courts, in arbitration before the adjustment board, and in representation matters before the National Mediation Board.

James litigates employment discrimination claims in Federal and State courts and before administrative agencies. He advises clients on personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and similar human resources matters.

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • Education
  • Professional Associations
B.A. (magna cum laude) | J.D. (cum laude)
1976 | 1978
Member | Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section (1990-91)
Member | Federal Practice Committee, Eastern District of Missouri (1990-present)
Member | Railway Labor Act Subcommittee | Labor and Employment Committee
Member

Community Involvement

Board of Directors (2000-03)

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