Foster De Reitzes is Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute (ILI). A retired attorney, he was a former partner with Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP and has over 30 years private practice experience in corporate, administrative law and energy. Following law school he first spent two years practicing corporate and securities law with a firm in New York City before moving to Washington, DC. There he spent more than a dozen years representing American Indian tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a wide variety of energy and other matters, and then became involved in commercial work and major court and administrative litigation, much of it involving electric utilities and, eventually, steel mini mills.
After retiring from private practice in 2000, Foster spent a few years as an angel investor (investing in start-up tech companies) and has spent fifteen years serving pro bono as a Senior Advisor to ILI dealing with a variety of issues, including serving several years as a member of ILI’s Board of Directors. Foster received his BA in Government from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and his law degree (LLB) from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He has been admitted to practice in New York and Washington, DC, and before the U S Supreme Court and several federal circuit courts of appeal. He currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and dog.