Former PNC Chief Counsel Jon Mooney Joins McGuireWoods in Pittsburgh

Partner Bolsters Nationally Ranked Debt Finance Practice

January 4, 2023

Jon R. Mooney has joined McGuireWoods’ debt finance practice as a partner in Pittsburgh after nearly a decade serving in senior legal roles at one of the nation’s largest financial institutions.

Mooney comes to the firm from the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., where he served as managing chief counsel for corporate banking and capital markets. He was responsible for legal coverage in several diverse banking sectors, including large corporate finance, asset-backed finance, public finance and asset-based lending. He also was Chief Legal Officer and corporate secretary for PNC Capital Markets LLC. Mooney served as a member of PNC’s Legal Diversity and Inclusion Council and was a part of the inaugural class of PNC’s Men as Allies initiative.

Mooney previously was a senior legal officer at Bank of America, serving as lead lawyer for the institution’s commercial banking division. He has more than a decade of experience in private practice, including as a partner in an AmLaw 100 firm in Philadelphia.

“Jon’s background in large banking institutions and private practice and his vast industry knowledge enhance the market-leading capabilities we provide for our financial services clients,” said Richard W. Viola, deputy managing partner of McGuireWoods’ corporate practice.

Kevin McGinnis, chair of the firm’s Debt Finance Department, added: “Jon’s diverse experience across banking sectors — particularly in leveraged finance, asset-based lending and securitizations — makes him a valuable addition to our growing practice.”

McGuireWoods has one of the largest finance practices in the United States, representing each of the top 10 U.S. banks ranked by assets, as well as fintech companies and broker-dealers. The firm consistently ranks among the top U.S. law firms for deal count and dollar volume in lending league tables published by Refinitiv.

“Jon’s practice complements our strengths in Pittsburgh and we are delighted to welcome him,” said David Hornyak, managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. “He is a highly respected finance lawyer whose insight will have tremendous benefits for clients across the country.”

McGuireWoods has twice been named a “Banking Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 for excellence representing financial institutions in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters.

“McGuireWoods is known nationally as a powerhouse firm in the banking and financial services industry,” Mooney said. “The firm has an outstanding team in Pittsburgh, and I look forward to putting my experience to work for our clients.”