Dulce Foster

Fredrikson & Byron

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Fredrikson & Byron
Minneapolis, MN
Phone 1: 612-492-7110

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Dulce co-chairs Fredrikson & Byron’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group.  She tries criminal cases, litigates civil fraud matters, conducts internal investigations, and leads anti-corruption due diligence. Her practice focuses on criminal and civil regulatory matters involving alleged financial fraud, embezzlement, healthcare fraud, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, trade secrets theft, illegal immigration, environmental and other compliance concerns. In the #MeToo era, she has also handled numerous workplace investigations involving allegations of criminal sexual misconduct.

 Representative Matters

  • Defended CEO Howard Root in United States v. Vascular Solutions, Inc., a felony FDA off-label enforcement trial in the Western District of Texas that ended in jury acquittals on all counts.
  • Obtained a complete dismissal for a Fortune 500 medical device company in a False Claims Act case originating in the Central District of California based on alleged overcharges for shipping to federal government agencies
  • Led an internal investigation for the Town & Country Club of St. Paul, Minnesota, ending in the conviction of its controller in a massive and complex embezzlement scheme
  • Conducted FCPA/anti-corruption due diligence for manufacturers in connection with multiple global acquisitions

 Prior Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable John R. Tunheim, United States District Judge, District of Minnesota (1998-2000)

 Admission & Qualifications

  • Minnesota, 1998
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Dist. of Minnesota, 2000
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Central Dist. of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Dist. Court for the Western Dist. of Wisconsin, 2006
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2009


  • Macalester College, B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1998, magna cum laude, Editor, Minnesota Law Review

 Other Distinctions

  • Listed in Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Minnesota-Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2020
  • Listed in “Minnesota Super Lawyers for White Collar Criminal Defense”
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: White Collar”


  • MNCLE, Handling Internal Investigations – Best Practices for Investigating Alleged Fraud, Bribery, Regulatory Noncompliance, and Other Types of Corporate Wrongdoing, Ch. 1, “Investigation Planning,” 2017
  • “What You Should Know About the New International Bribery Standard,” Law 360, August 11, 2016
  • "Recent Off-Label Device Cases Are A Road Map for the Future," Law360, July 26, 2016

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Appeals
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • FDA Enforcement
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Internal Investigations
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime