Troy Foster

Partner at Perkins Coie

Troy Foster has focused on emerging growth companies for his entire career. He has particular depth representing technology startups as well as venture capital firms that support them. After 14 years in private practice in Silicon Valley, he served as the chief legal and compliance officer of TrueCar, Inc. and led the company through its initial public offering. Currently, Troy is a partner in the emerging company and venture capital practice at Perkins Coie in Palo Alto. He also lectures at Berkeley Law School.

My Articles

Tactics for the Lawyer Turned Teacher: 8 Ways to Step Up Your Classroom Game

Taking on the role of a teacher, lecturer, or adjunct professor is a great opportunity to shape the next generation of lawyers, businesspeople, and other professionals. With so many different possibilities for stepping up your classroom game, it may be difficult to know where to start. We’ve narrowed the field down to eight advanced teaching tactics for lawyers to consider.

Teaching 101 for Lawyers: Basic Preparation for Attorneys-Turned-Teachers

Olga Mack and Troy Foster, a partner in the emerging growth practice group at Perkins Coie, recently taught Financial Statement Analysis for Lawyers at the University of Berkeley School of Law. Their teaching experience was tremendously rewarding and a source of both personal and professional growth. They share several factors that practicing attorneys should consider before embarking on this journey.