Robert Fannion is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Technology Companies group, which also serves private equity clients. Mr. Fannion has transactional experience in private equity and growth equity financings, mergers, asset and stock sales, debt offerings, and commercial contracts. He has represented and advised clients in technology, biotechnology, and medical research as well as a range of investment banks and private equity and growth equity funds.

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Mr. Fannion has served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Donald C. Pogue and Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu of the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York. He was also appointed a Lecturer in Harvard University’s honors degree program in Social Studies and Visiting Professor of Political Science at Reed College. He has been an invited guest lecturer on the history of European industrialization at Harvard University and on postwar German politics at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His other professional experience includes drafting a congressional report on international labor rights for the U.S. Department of Labor and employment as a research associate at the Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung in Berlin working on international coordination of wage bargaining.

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Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Fannion spent two years at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Silicon Valley office, serving private equity and banking clients in both debt financing and acquisitions, including a $2.3 billion asset sale by a global software company and the $1.7 billion sale of a major provider of data center services.






J.D., 2013
Stanford Law School
Ph.D., Political Science, 2006
Harvard University
B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1996
University of California, Berkeley


2014-2015 U.S. Court of International Trade, Honorable Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu
2013-2014 U.S. Court of International Trade, Honorable Chief Judge Donald C. Pogue





U.S. Court of International Trade
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