Louisiana Fellow Murphy J. Foster, III named Chair Elect for 2018 of the AGC America’s Labor and Employment Law Council
Murphy J. Foster, III was recently named Chair Elect for 2018 of the AGC America’s Labor and Employment Law Council (LELC). The LELC is the one of the premier construction labor lawyer groups of its kind in the country. Mr. Foster currently serves as General Counsel for the Louisiana chapter of the AGC. The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council is a network of experienced attorneys who regularly represent AGC chapters or contractor members in labor and employment matters. Originally named the AGC Labor Lawyers Council, the group was formed in 1983 in order to “develop and exchange information, and engage in educational endeavors concerning, aiding and benefiting the construction industry.” The Council is now an individually incorporated entity with its own treasury, by-laws, and officers.
The Council regularly meets twice a year. Each spring, the Council conducts a one-day symposium in Washington, D.C., where members and distinguished guest speakers provide presentations and engage in discussions about topics of current interest in the construction labor law area. During the afternoon prior to the symposium, the Council traditionally holds a brief business meeting followed by an evening reception for symposium registrants, government officials, and other guests. The other annual event is the Fall Meeting, where participants plan the next spring symposium and discuss current legal developments. All Council members are invited to attend all programs, and AGC chapter staff are invited to attend the spring events.
Murphy Foster is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His principal areas of practice include employment and traditional labor law, and construction litigation. He brings over 30 years of experience representing business in Labor and Construction matters and has successfully litigated a number of high profile employment and construction cases throughout the country. Mr. Foster is the former Chairman of the Labor & Employment Law section of the Louisiana State Bar Association and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice section as well as the Construction Industry team at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.