William H. Foster

Partner
bill.foster@nelsonmullins.com
T: 864.250.2222
M: 864.915.9989
F: 864.250.2383
Poinsett Plaza, Suite 900
104 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Bill Foster leads the employment practice in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. He focuses on advising and defending management on all issues of employment law, human relations, employee benefits, and immigration on a local, regional, and national basis.

Experience

  • Advises and defends employers in employment-related matters, including:
    • discrimination and retaliation under federal and state equal employment opportunity laws
    • state common law wrongful discharge
    • non-compete and trade secrets agreements and related litigation
    • employee benefits litigation under ERISA
    • immigration compliance
    • contract disputes
    • corporate investigations and risk management
  • Has defended clients in jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia
  • Has argued cases in the S.C. Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Works with Firm clients on numerous employment law and employee benefits class actions
  • Defends clients in allegations of sexual abuse
  • Frequent lecturer for both industry and legal forums

Representative Cases

The following is a selected sampling of recent cases and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future litigation matter:

  • Farish v. Carolina Commercial Heat Treating, Inc., 225 F. Supp. 2d 632, (MDNC 2002)
  • Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. v. Hennkens, 301 F.3d 931 (8th Cir. 2002)
  • Christos, et al. v. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., 11 Fed. Appx. 367 (4th Cir. 2001)  (Class Action)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, South Carolina/North Carolina Employment Law Annual Bar Meeting (2012, 2004-2007), covering key employment decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, South Carolina Courts