John M. McNally

Of Counsel

Washington, DC
t: 202.682.1495

John M. McNally
John’s practice includes both a securities practice and a public finance transactional practice.

John is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Pennsylvania (cum laude). Upon graduation, John became an attorney in the Municipal Securities Branch of the Division of Market Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission, where he worked from 1976 through 1978. 

He currently serves as disclosure counsel for numerous municipal issuers, including the cities of San Diego, San Francisco and Philadelphia. For each such client, Mr. McNally has prepared written disclosure controls and procedures and conducted associated securities law training seminars. John is a frequent speaker regarding the application of the federal securities laws to public finance.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Board of Directors for eight consecutive years (served as President during 2010-2011)

Government Service

  • Securities and Exchange Commission, (1976-1978)

National Association of Bond Lawyers' Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award (2019)

National Association of Bond Lawyers' Bernard P. Friel Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Finance (2015)

Carlson Prize for “best scholarly article submitted for publication to The Bond Lawyer” (1997)

Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law Section (2006 - current)



  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

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