McGuireWoods Pittsburgh office managing partner
David Hornyak has been recognized as a 2021 Best Law Firm Mentor by The Legal Intelligencer, an American Lawyer Media publication.
Honorees were selected for exemplary leadership in preparing the next
generation of legal talent for success in their careers and for their
contributions to the industry. This year’s honorees will be celebrated at
an awards dinner on June 24.
Inspired by the mentors he had early in his career, Hornyak prioritizes
balancing his busy practice with mentoring firm associates. Through
unwavering accessibility and support, he helps provide newer lawyers
hands-on experiences that develop the professional skills they need to
According to Hornyak, robust mentorship builds teamwork and fosters a
collegial atmosphere, which helps associates work harder and more
effectively and instills confidence to help pave the way to future
successes. As a mentor, he enjoys watching associates branch out from
learning the basics to serving clients of their own.
“Helping younger colleagues build a foundation for professional success is
immensely rewarding,” Hornyak said. “I am honored to receive this
recognition and grateful to my McGuireWoods colleagues for creating a
culture that values mentorship.”
Since joining McGuireWoods in 2004, Hornyak has maintained a diverse
M&A practice, representing publicly and privately held companies,
private equity funds, family offices and institutional co-investors,
independent sponsors and executives in a variety of transactional matters.
He acts as outside general counsel for privately held companies and private
equity-backed portfolio companies that have limited internal legal
resources. He also co-leads the firm’s regional independent sponsor
roundtable groups in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.