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Penny Zacharias

Penny Zacharias

Penny Zacharias


McGuireWoods LLP

Penny serves as the office managing partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She is an accomplished lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience representing financial institutions, private credit funds, and borrowers in a broad range of lending transactions.

Penny focuses her practice on debt financing and secured transactions, including the structuring and origination of asset-based and acquisition financing, leveraged finance, mezzanine finance and large syndicated transactions. Secured lenders as well as companies in the security alarm, medical alert, and other industries with a recurring revenue model, rely on Penny’s expertise in those sectors. Penny also advises domestic and international banking clients and investment firms in the areas of microfinance and impact investing.

Notably, McGuireWoods was “Highly Commended” in Financial Times’ Accessing New Markets and Capital category for Penny’s representation of Developing World Markets in connection with the origination, placement and investment of proceeds from a first-of-its-kind off-grid, renewable and climate action note (ORCA).

Penny’s leadership roles at the firm include chairing the Pittsburgh Women’s Leadership Forum, co-chairing the firm’s Women in Private Equity & Finance initiative, co-chairing the firm's Asset Based Lending team, serving on the ESG Executive Committee and serving on the National Recruiting Committee.

Conference Location

600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel: (412) 391-4600