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Derek Francis Foran Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Law

Derek F. Foran lends years of expertise to his work with Steptoe LLP

He has been honored multiple times as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer in Northern California, and was named a High-Stakes Litigator in Northern California by America's Top 100 High-States Litigator.

    OAKLAND, CA, March 28, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Derek Foran has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A seasoned trial attorney with over two decades of professional experience in high-stakes, complex commercial litigation, white-collar defense, antitrust investigations, and more, Mr. Foran is a commercial litigation partner with Steptoe LLP, resident in Steptoe's San Francisco office. Mr. Foran has tried several notable cases throughout his career, including Steven A.W DeJaray, et al. v. Lattice Semiconductor Corp., in which he obtained a complete defense verdict in a case seeking over $182 million in damages. Throughout his career, Mr. Foran has also maintained a robust pro bono practice. His work on behalf of the National Abortion Federation in National Abortion Federation (NAF) v. Center for Medical Progress et al. was written about extensively in the national media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times.

Before becoming a partner with Steptoe LLP, Mr. Foran was a litigation partner (and formerly an associate) with Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco. Prior to practicing law Mr. Foran served as a law clerk for the Honorable Diarmuid O'Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Foran earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, History, and Classics from the National University of Ireland in 1991, and a Higher Diploma with Honors in Irish Folklore from University College Dublin in 1993. Mr. Foran graduated summa cum laude from Cornell Law School in 2002, and was the winner of the Kerr Memorial Prize for Distinguished Academic Performance for placing second in graduating class of over 180 students.

Mr. Foran is active in the legal community. He is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association, the California Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is a member of Board of Directors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Northern California, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Bay Area Legal Aid, one of the largest legal aid providers in California.

In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Mr. Foran has been honored multiple times as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer in Northern California, was named a High-Stakes Litigator in Northern California by America's Top 100 High-States Litigator, and was a recognized litigator in The Legal 500 U.S. in 2022. While his career has been filled with highlights, Mr. Foran takes the most pride in receiving the Christopher Tietze Humanitarian Award from the National Abortion Federation in 2016. The organization's highest honor, the award is given annually for lifetime achievement in the field of reproductive rights. Prior winners of the award include Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, the ACLU, and three United States Senators.

Though hard work and dedication have brought him far in his career, Mr. Foran credits his success to working with people who complemented his vision and the guidance of other experienced attorneys.

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