John Hoerster

John Hoerster is Public Service Counsel for the law firm of Foster Garvey, where he was a member from 1971-2010. His practice focused on corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions and he also served as the firm’s Chairman and Managing Director for 20 years. In 2010, John joined Saltchuk Resources as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer. Upon retiring at the end of 2016, he returned to Foster Garvey, where he helps lead the firm’s public service efforts, including its Next Chapter program for senior lawyers to provide pro bono services. In addition to the PILnet Board, John is Vice President of the Endowment for Equal Justice and serves as an Evans Ambassador for the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.