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David L. Foster ’01

David L Foster '01

Since joining the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) in 2015, David has played an important role in a variety of legal issues facing the NBPA and its members. In 2016, he was a part of the NBPA negotiating team that worked on behalf of the players to secure a new collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA). Additionally, David’s responsibilities include the regulation of NBPA certified agents, mediation of disputes between agents and players, as well as representing NBA players during disciplinary proceedings before the NBA and providing general legal advice to NBA players on a variety of issues.

With the recent changes in the gambling laws across the United States, David has been given the responsibility of crafting and advocating the NBPA’s position on this issue. He has spoken before state legislatures and on numerous panels regarding the legalization of sports gambling and its potential impact on athletes. He also provides the NBA players with guidance on the use of wearable technology and the potential impact such devices may have on player health and performance.

David was recently names to Sports Business Journal’s Class of 2019 Forty under 40 and well as the National Bar Association’s 40 under 40.

Prior to joining the NBPA, David was an assistant district attorney in Queens County, New York, and also an assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey. When not working he frequently participates in triathlons and has completed nine Ironman races.


Sports and Racial Discourse in America Today

Saturday, October 5

What role does professional sport play in racial discourse, and what responsibility do athletes and spectators have in this discussion? How did being an athlete at Princeton help the panelists Thrive and shape who they are today?

Craig Robinson ’83, Vice President of Player Development, New York Knicks and General Manager, Westchester Knicks

David L. Foster ’01, Deputy General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association
Brook F.P. Gardiner ’99, Vice President, Labor Relations NBC Universal Media LLC
Kelsey Koelzer ’17, Head Women’s Ice Hockey Coach, Arcadia University
Maya Lawrence ’02, Product Marketing Manager, Smart AdServer