Constance B. Foster

Constance B. Foster

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (717) 238-7560
Fax: (717) 238-4622

Primary Office

Harrisburg
Penn National Insurance Plaza
2 North Second Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1619

Constance B. Foster

Partner

Constance Foster handles a broad range of matters with a concentration in corporate litigation and business and insurance law. Her practice includes providing corporate and regulatory advice on new insurance companies, financially troubled insurers, and regulatory issues, as well as coverage disputes and matters involving insurers in liquidation or rehabilitation.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Constance served for five years as the State Insurance Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1987-1992). During her term, Constance had responsibility for every aspect of insurance regulation including insurance company solvency, rate and form regulation, supervision of financially troubled insurers and the liquidation and rehabilitation of insolvent companies. She implemented major changes to Pennsylvania's Auto Insurance Law, and developed legislative initiatives to reform Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Law and to provide insurance to 32,000 of Pennsylvania's medically uninsured children. In addition, Constance successfully managed the rehabilitation of Mutual Fire, Marine & Inland Insurance Company, the fourth largest insolvent property and casualty carrier in the U.S. Before serving as Insurance Commissioner, Constance was a partner in a Philadelphia law firm, where she concentrated in insurance law.

Constance has lectured on corporate and insurance law for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, the Life Insurance Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter of CPCU, the Preferred Institute of Educational Services and various Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr clients on developments affecting banks and insurance companies, litigating and preventing bad faith claims, insurance-related regulatory and public policy issues, auto coverage, and trends in the insurance marketplace.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Recipient, Women of Influence - Lifetime Achievement Award, Central Penn Business Journal, 2010

Named Harrisburg, PA Best Lawyers Insurance Lawyer of the Year, 2011 to present

Named to The Best Lawyers in America  list, Insurance Law, 2006 to present

Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005 to present

Named one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, The Business Journals of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, 2001

Memberships and Affiliations

President, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Board of Directors

Past Chairman, Northeastern Zone, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Member, Board of Directors, United Way of the Capital Region

Member, Cultural Enrichment Fund Board of Directors

Education

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, 1975, magna cum laude

  • Member, Rutgers Law Review

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1968

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Constance Foster handles a broad range of matters with a concentration in corporate litigation and business and insurance law. Her practice includes providing corporate and regulatory advice on new insurance companies, financially troubled insurers, and regulatory issues, as well as coverage disputes and matters involving insurers in liquidation or rehabilitation.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Constance served for five years as the State Insurance Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1987-1992). During her term, Constance had responsibility for every aspect of insurance regulation including insurance company solvency, rate and form regulation, supervision of financially troubled insurers and the liquidation and rehabilitation of insolvent companies. She implemented major changes to Pennsylvania's Auto Insurance Law, and developed legislative initiatives to reform Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Law and to provide insurance to 32,000 of Pennsylvania's medically uninsured children. In addition, Constance successfully managed the rehabilitation of Mutual Fire, Marine & Inland Insurance Company, the fourth largest insolvent property and casualty carrier in the U.S. Before serving as Insurance Commissioner, Constance was a partner in a Philadelphia law firm, where she concentrated in insurance law.

Constance has lectured on corporate and insurance law for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, the Life Insurance Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter of CPCU, the Preferred Institute of Educational Services and various Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr clients on developments affecting banks and insurance companies, litigating and preventing bad faith claims, insurance-related regulatory and public policy issues, auto coverage, and trends in the insurance marketplace.