John Fahey



John (Gus) Fahey is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. Gus is based in the firm’s Boston office where he is a member of the Transactions and Fund Formation & Investment Management Practices.

Prior to joining Foley, Gus was assistant corporation counsel for the City of Boston. Gus represented the City of Boston in employment litigation matters including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation at Suffolk Superior Court and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Gus defended the City of Boston and Boston Police Department officers in civil rights cases alleging state and federal constitutional violations in Federal District Court and Suffolk Superior Court.

Previously, Gus was a paralegal case manager in the Boston office of a national law firm where he managed Social Security disability claims from intake through hearing. Gus also worked as a legal assistant for a creditor rights law office in Boston.


  • Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, MA (J.D., 2018)
    • Lead articles editor, Moot Court Honor Board and Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Trinity College, Hartford, CT (B.A., 2012)
    • American Studies with concentration in Legal Studies
    • Mentor, Vision Academic Mentoring Program (2010-2012)
      • Worked with seventh and eighth grade students at Hartford Magnet Middle School in group activities
      • Individually mentored one student twice per week for two years in all academic areas

Professional Memberships, Volunteer Work & Activities

  • Federal Bar Association (2019-Present)
    • Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division of the Boston Chapter (2019-Present)
  • Boston Bar Association (2018-Present)
  • Volunteer mentor, Discovering Justice (2017-2021)
    • Mentored seventh and eighth grade students from Boston Latin School to prepare them for mock trials and appellate arguments at the Moakley Courthouse
  • Lawyers Have Heart, race participant (2017-2019)


  • Massachusetts (2018)
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (2018)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2019)