Brian Foster is a partner in Cadwalader’s Financial Services Practice and a member of Cadwalader’s market leading fund finance team. Brian focuses on financing, derivatives and structured products transactions involving financial institutions and investment funds. His experience covers a broad range of derivatives (including OTC trades, structured notes, options, forwards and swaps, with particular focus on equity- and fund-linked derivatives) and financing arrangements (including secondaries financing, fund of hedge fund and single manager hedge fund leverage, management company loans, dividend recapitalizations, NAV facilities, subscription lines, hybrid transactions, preferred share issuances, collateralized fund obligations, margin loans, securities lending and repo facilities and prime brokerage arrangements).
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Brian worked at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in connection with the unwinding of its derivatives book in bankruptcy. He also worked as a structurer in Global Fund Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, where he arranged fund finance transactions and fund-linked structured product transactions.
Brian was part of the team that was named 2020 Regulatory Team of the Year by IFLR Americas and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Derivatives and Structured Products by Legal 500 US.
Brian received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University, and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He speaks Spanish and has studied and worked in Latin America. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.