Max Gelernter is a Senior Director at BarkerGilmore. Max specializes in placing attorneys of all levels into prominent in-house legal and compliance positions. Through his prior experience as a practicing attorney, and by implementing BarkerGilmore’s CustomFitSM assessment process, Max helps to build highly effective legal and compliance teams by placing attorneys in roles that maximize their strengths while supporting the organization’s mission.
Max takes pride in building strong, personal relationships with both talent and clients. On the talent side, Max understands that a career move is a major decision. As such, he ensures that the opportunity aligns with the candidate’s individual career goals. On the client side, Max is recognized for appreciating unique legal and compliance team challenges and then provides strategic solutions.
The Pittsburgh Business Times selected Max as a member of its annual 30 Under 30 class.
Prior to joining BarkerGilmore, Max was a litigator at a global law firm. There, he specialized in complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and conducted internal investigations involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Max earned his B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the Schreyer Honor College at the Pennsylvania State University. Max sequentially earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.