Ed Foote has 55 years of trial experience, primarily focusing on jury trials, including general commercial litigation, securities cases, patent trials, and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Foote has tried jury cases in more than 20 Federal district courts.
- Briefed and argued three cases in United States Supreme Court; two civil cases: Monsanto v. Spray Rite; U.S. v. Armour; one criminal: U.S. v. Holzer
- Briefed and argued major commercial cases in the following Courts of Appeals: Seventh Circuit; Ninth Circuit; Tenth Circuit; Eighth Circuit; Sixth Circuit; Fifth Circuit; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; District of Columbia Circuit
Mr. Foote is a member of The American College of Trial Lawyers, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Foote has been a faculty member in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Advanced Institute for Trial Advocacy, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Foote is a 1952 graduate of Harvard University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, and a 1955 graduate of Harvard Law School.
Speeches and Publications
- “Trial Techniques in Business and Commercial Cases,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
- Chapter 34: “The Art of Cross Examination,” published in West Publishing’s treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts.
- Lectured on jury trials for the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Association, and the use of jury trials in patent cases; published article on jury trials in patent case.