Benjamin Foster comes to AZA from the Chicago law firm of Durkin & Roberts, where he gained valuable experience in federal white-collar criminal cases involving securities and commodities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
He is a University of Chicago Law School graduate who worked with Judge Richard A. Posner and Professor William Landes for two years, not only doing legal research but also writing software to gather legal data.
At Durkin & Roberts, Mr. Foster helped try a commodities fraud bench trial and worked on Guantanamo-detainee habeas litigation in addition to national security and terrorism cases.
While in law school, he served as the 2009 articles editor for The Chicago Journal of International Law and won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. He earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he worked as managing editor of the school’s RIT Reporter Magazine and won the 2005 award for Best Mathematical Modeling Project.
- The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
- Juris Doctor with Honors, June 2010
- Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
- The Chicago Journal of International Law, Articles Editor 2009
- Research Assistant: Professor Lior Strahilevitz, The Right to Abandon
- The Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
- Bachelor of Science: Computational Mathematics, May 2007
- Minor in Philosophy and Minor in Political Science
- RIT Honors Program: Graduate Assistant, 2007
- RIT Reporter Magazine: Managing Editor, 2005
- Award for Best Mathematical Modeling Project, 2005: Comparison of AIDS Spread in the United States of America and Uganda
- Undergraduate Research Assistant in both Mathematics and Cultural Studies
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