Grant Fondo, an experienced federal prosecutor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, is a partner in Goodwin’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Group, its Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and Co-Chair of its Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Practice. He represents technology, blockchain, digital currency, life sciences, private equity and venture capital clients in a wide range of contested matters. Mr. Fondo was recognized nationally as a 2015 National Law Journal White Collar Trailblazer, a 2016 and 2017 “future star” litigator by Benchmark Litigation, and recommended by Legal 500 U.S. for this work in Financial Services Litigation and White Collar Defense. His matters have included representing a digital currency company in a civil settlement with FinCEN (the first of its kind) and the DOJ, and representing Sand Hill Exchange in an SEC enforcement matter relating to derivatives and digital currency. Mr. Fondo has significant experience conducting trials and appeals in state and federal courts and arbitrations, as well as representing clients before administrative agencies. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, securities litigation, federal and state regulatory matters including before the SEC, FTC, State Attorney Generals, District Attorneys, and FinCEN, M&A litigation, cybersecurity and privacy matters, internal investigations, and commercial disputes.