Martin G. McGuinn

Martin McGuinn

Title: Bank Executive (Retired), Lawyer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Martin G. McGuinn, Bank Executive (Retired), Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business law and planning.

Upon examining the possibilities of his future, Mr. McGuinn settled on becoming a lawyer because the practice held the broadest range of opportunities to him. When he graduated with a JD, he decided to go into business law. He realized it would be interesting to advise and close on deals and aid in planning. Early in his career, Mr. McGuinn worked as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. In 1977, he ventured further into business law, becoming a managing counsel for The Signer Co. Following this position, Mr. McGuinn joined Mellon Bank as a general counsel. He later held the roles of CEO and Chairman, staying with the company as it progressed into Mellon Financial Corp. Outside of these positions; Mr. McGuinn has served on the Board of Consultors for Villanova Law School since 1972. He has also held the Chairman role of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and on the Board of Directors of the U.S. – Japan Business Council, Inc.

In his foray into law, Mr. McGuinn he first earned an AB from Villanova University in 1964. He continued at the institution to receive a JD in 1967. In 2013, he received an Honorary JD from the institution. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar in 1967 and the New York State Bar in 1970. From 1966 to 1967, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law Review, Vol. 12. On a civic level, Mr. McGuinn was involved as a trustee for the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. He also served as on the Board of Directors for the UPMC Health Systems and as Chairman of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Furthermore, Mr. McGuinn was the chair of the Carnegie Museum of Art from 2007 to 2018.

In addition to his civic engagements, Mr. McGuinn has maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations. He has been involved on the Advisory Board of the CapGen Financial Group and held the Chairman position for The Financial Services Roundtable and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. Furthermore, Mr. McGuinn has held the director role of Chubb Corp., the Celanase Corp. and iGATE Corp. Despite retirement, he is presently on the Board of Consultants for Villanova University. In 2005, he was the President of the Federal Reserve Advisory Board.

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