National Association of Bond Lawyers' Bernard P. Friel Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Finance to John McNally


Hawkins is very proud to announce that John McNally will receive the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Bernard P. Friel Medal, which recognizes professionals for their distinguished service in public finance. He will be presented with the award on September 10th.

Mr. McNally is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He has over 39 years of experience in the field of municipal securities disclosure.

Mr. McNally was on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) for eight consecutive years (2004-2012), and served as President during the 2010-2011 term. During his tenure he led a Municipal Market Task Force on Public Pension Disclosure, which included the AICPA, GFOA, NAST, NFMA, and SIFMA, among other organizations. In May 2012, the Task Force published its guidance, entitled “Considerations in Preparing Disclosure in Official Statements Regarding an Issuer’s Pension Funding Obligations.”

Mr. McNally is a frequent speaker on Securities issues such as pension disclosure, municipal advisor guidance and MCDC analysis.

Mr. McNally was a co-editor of the initial three editions of the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook. Mr. McNally also served as Project Coordinator for the Third Edition of Disclosure Roles Of Counsel In State And Local Government Securities Offerings, a joint publication of the American Bar Association and NABL that was published in October 2009.