Grant Fondo is partner in Goodwin Procter's Litigation Department, a
member of its Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Group, and
resides in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. He represents
technology, life sciences and venture capital clients in a wide range
of contested matters. A former federal prosecutor in the Northern
District of California, Mr. Fondo has significant experience
conducting trials and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as
representing clients before administrative agencies. He focuses his
practice on white collar, class action and securities litigation, SEC
enforcement proceedings, M&A litigation, internal investigations,
intellectual property litigation, licensing and contractual disputes,
and other complex commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Goodwin Procter in 2013, Mr. Fondo was an Assistant
United States Attorney in the Northern District of California. As a
federal prosecutor, he focused on prosecuting white collar crime,
including investment, bank and securities fraud, and drug trafficking.
As a prosecutor, Mr. Fondo never lost a trial. One of his
high-profile cases was leading a multi-jurisdictional take down of an
international drug trafficking organization resulting in what is
believed to be the largest seizure of methamphetamine in U.S. history.
This case received the 2012 Northern California High Intensity Drug
Trafficking Area case of the year award, an effort run by the White
House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Before serving as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Fondo was a litigation
partner at Cooley LLP in Palo Alto. Mr. Fondo earned his law degree
from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was elected
president of the student body and president of his class, and was
inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa national honor society. He received
his B.A. from the University of Vermont, Cum Laude, and was elected to
Phi Betta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta.