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Center Welcomes Lauder and Foster to Advisory Board
Friday, Apr. 20, 2012
Venture capitalist Gary Lauder and attorney Christopher Foster have joined the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Advisory Board, a group of community leaders who provide guidance to the Center's programs.
Gary Lauder is the Managing Partner of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing primarily in information technologies. He has been a venture capitalist since 1985, investing in over 75 private companies. He is the co-creator of the Aspen Institute's Socrates Society with Laura, his wife. He is a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship Program.
Christopher Foster is an associate at Baker & McKenzie, LLP in Palo Alto, where he focuses on litigation and international employment law. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in economics in spring 2008, and completed a Hackworth Fellowship on the ethical issues raised by emerging technologies. During his junior year, he studied economics, philosophy, and theology at Oxford University. Christopher graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (“Boalt Hall”) in spring 2011 and was the Senior Articles Editor for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.