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 Foley’s Transactions Practice, focusing on Fund Formation & Investment Management.
Gus advises private investment funds in all aspects of their business with a particular focus on the structuring, formation, and organization of funds, registration with federal and state securities regulators, portfolio investment activity, co-investment transactions, ongoing maintenance and compliance, and other operational matters.
Gus also advises investors, ranging from institutional investors (including public employee pension plans and university endowments) to family offices, in connection with their investments in various types of private funds.
Before joining Foley, Gus was a litigator in the City of Boston’s Law Department. Gus represented the City in employment matters including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation at Suffolk Superior Court. He also defended the City of Boston and Boston Police Department officers in Federal District Court and Suffolk Superior Court.


  • 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)