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Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown

John C. Fennebresque, Partner
McGuire Woods

John is the vice chairman of McGuireWoods. He serves as a member of the firm's Board of Partners and Executive Committee.

John concentrates in the areas of banking, finance and corporate law. He represents major banking institutions. He counsels public companies, boards of directors, board committees and executive officers with respect to strategic and corporate governance matters.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD, Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1973
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, 1970


  • North Carolina


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2015
  • Named to "North Carolina Super Lawyers," Banking, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006, 2008


  • Chair, Board of Governors, University of North Carolina System, 2014-2016
  • Board of Governors, University of North Carolina System, 1995-1999; 2011-present
  • Board of Directors, The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
  • Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity
  • Board of Trustees, Queens College
  • Board of Directors, Mint Museum of Art
  • Board of Directors, United Way of the Central Carolinas, 1999-2004
  • Chair, New Arena Committee, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1998-1999
  • Chairman, Charlotte Regional Sport Commission, 1994-1998
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1987-1995; Member, 1982-1995, Charlotte Latin School
  • Vice Chairman, City of Charlotte Auditorium-Coliseum-Convention Center Authority, 1993-1994