Awards and Rankings December 02, 2021

Daily Journal Names Grant Fondo a Top White Collar Lawyer in California

Goodwin partner Grant Fondo has been named a Top White Collar Lawyer by Daily Journal for the second consecutive year. This annual recognition honors California-based practitioners working on the most impactful matters and cases in the white collar field.

A former federal prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, Fondo is the Head of the Litigation Department for Goodwin’s California offices, founder and Co-Chair of its Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology practice, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act + Investigations for Technology group. He is also a partner in Goodwin's Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense group, and in its Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity practice.

Fondo’s decades of experience, reputation with former prosecutors, and status as a national leader in digital currency and blockchain-related matters have allowed him to successfully advise high-profile blockchain and digital currency companies, venture capital and private equity firms, financial institutions, and directors, officers, and management in regards to DOJ, SEC, FinCEN, and IRS investigations and enforcement actions, and internal investigations.

Throughout his career, Fondo has repeatedly been recognized for excellence by leading market commentators such as Chambers USA, Chambers FinTech, The Legal 500 US, The Best Lawyers in America and Benchmark Litigation. He has been named a National Law Journal Trailblazer for both White Collar and Cryptocurrency, and was selected as Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer for his successful defense at trial of former J.P. Morgan Securities LLC analyst Ashish Aggarwal.

A highly sought-after speaker, writer and market commentator on a range of transformative issues, Fondo’s insights have been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Law, The Recorder and CoinDesk. His recent presentations include “Blockchain Litigation: A Discussion of the Latest Civil, Regulatory and Criminal Cases,” “Startup Grind + Goodwin: Legal Advice for Startups,” and “Digital Asset Frontlines — Understanding the NFT Revolution and What it Means for In-House Counsel.”