Professional Biography
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Troy Foster Partner

Firmwide Co-Chair, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice

  • Palo Alto

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    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1212




Troy’s practice bridges the present and the future by helping emerging growth companies, as well as supporting investment banks and venture capital firms, bring new technology to market.

Business lawyer Troy Foster has focused on emerging companies for his entire career. Troy provides leadership for mid-to-late stage emerging growth companies and pre-IPO candidates on all of their legal, compliance, and related matters. He has significant domain experience in climate tech/renewable energy, biotech, and fintech/secondary trading. Some of Troy’s clients include Autonomy, LimeCharlie, Storj Labs, MindZero, and Flutterwave.

Related Employment

  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Adjunct Lecturer at the Law School, 2016-2017
  • TrueCar, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer/Corporate Secretary, 2014-2015
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, CA, Partner, Corporate and Securities Group, 2010-2014; Associate, 2000-2010


  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999 - 2000





Bar and Court Admissions

  • California


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1999, Screening Committee Member and Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., English Literature and Composition, 1993