Grant Fondo, JD
Grant Fondo, an experienced federal prosecutor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, is head of the Litigation Department for Goodwin’s California offices, founder and Co-Chair of its Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology practice, and a partner in the firm's Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense group, and in its Privacy & Cybersecurity practice.
He represents technology, FinTech, blockchain, digital currency, life sciences, private equity, and venture capital clients in a wide range of contested matters, and digital currency and blockchain companies in token sales and other matters. Fondo is recognized by Chambers USA for his White Collar Defense practice, recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. for Financial Services Litigation, White Collar Defense, and Fintech, by U.S. News Best Lawyers for his White Collar Defense work, and by Benchmark Litigation as a “Future Star” litigator. He has been selected by The American Lawyer as “Litigator of the Week” for successful defense at trial of former J.P. Morgan Securities LLC analyst Ashish Aggarwal on 30 counts of criminal conspiracy, insider trading and wire fraud charges, and has been recognized as a National Law Journal Trailblazer in both White Collar and Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech. Fondo was also recently included as one of 12 global “Spotlighted” legal experts for Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies in this year’s Chambers Professional Advisors - FinTech guide.
Fondo has significant experience conducting trials in state and federal courts and arbitrations, as well as representing clients before governmental agencies. He focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, blockchain and digital currency, class action and securities litigation, federal and state regulatory matters including before the SEC, FTC, State Attorneys General, District Attorneys, and FinCEN; M&A litigation, cybersecurity and privacy matters, internal investigations, and commercial disputes.