Jovita Foster, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, has been elected to the board of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
An accomplished litigator, Foster works with small- to medium-sized businesses, public utilities, and Fortune 100 and 500 companies in all facets of employment and labor law. She is a member of the firm’s diversity committee, chaired the 2011-2012 United Way Campaign at Armstrong Teasdale and has been named a “Rising Star” by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® from 2009 through 2011. Earlier this month, she was honored by Sister Salute, a newly formed organization that celebrates women of color.
Foster received her J.D. in 2000 from Washington University School of Law, where she received the Milton F. Napier Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. She earned her B.A. in 1997 from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, which has been providing social services since 1918, is one of the largest affiliates of the New York City-based National Urban League. Its mission is “to assist African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights.” It does so through advocacy, coalition building, program services, and by promoting communication and understanding among different races and cultures.