This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.

Max Laun

Vice President & General Counsel
Pittsburgh PA
As vice president and general counsel, Max Laun oversees the day-to-day operations of Arconic’s legal activities worldwide. Previously, he was assistant general counsel, mergers and acquisitions. Max began his career as an attorney in Alcoa’s legal group in Pittsburgh more than 25 years ago. He has practiced law in several areas, most notably mergers and acquisitions, energy, and general commercial counseling. He has served as lead counsel on several highly visible mergers and acquisitions and divestitures, including the Ma’aden-Alcoa Project; the disposition of Alcoa’s Packaging business; and transactions in China, Russia, Latin America, Italy, and elsewhere in Europe. Max was named counsel/general attorney in 1994, progressed to senior counsel in 2001 and then to assistant general counsel in 2009. Max served as a board member and board president for Neighborhood Legal Services, the free legal aid provider in the four-county Pittsburgh region, and he serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), which oversees all of the legal aid providers in Pennsylvania. He was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. He is the incoming chair of the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for International Legal Education of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.