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Charles J. Queenan, Jr.

Mr. Queenan is a retired attorney, formerly specializing in the areas of tax, corporate, international and transactional law. Mr. Queenan (formerly a partner, Chairman of the Management Committee, and Chairman of the Audit Committee) was the first individual ever to be designated as Chairman Emeritus at K&L Gates, an honor bestowed upon him in October 2013 in recognition of his lifetime of contributions to the legal profession, his community, and the firm. Mr. Queenan is a Life Member of the American Law Institute, a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations (and their respective Tax Sections), the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, The Federalist Society, and the Dartmouth Society of Engineers. He has also served as past Chairman of The Pittsburgh Tax Club and the Annual Penn State Tax Conference.

  • Recipient of Distinguished Pennsylvanian Award, 1980
  • Listed in America's Best Lawyers
  • Recipient of the “Good Scout” Award, BSA, 1991
  • Listed in Who's Who in America
  • Eagle Scout Recognition Award, 1993
  • The Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1995
  • Honoree, JDRF Rainbow Gala, 1996
  • Knight: Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Distinguished Service Award (1999), Tax Executives Institute, Inc.
  • Class of 1932 Award, Mercersburg Academy
  • Pittsburgh’s Top 50 Business Leaders – 2001- Pittsburgh Post Gazette
  • 2010 Lifetime of Civic Leadership Award, League of Women Voters
  • Honoree, Spirit of Family Award, Holy Family Institute, 2013
  • Spirit of a Leader Award, PNC, 2013
  • Doctor of Business Leadership, Honoris Causa, Duquesne University, 2004
  • Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, Grove City College, 2007
  • Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, Saint Vincent College, 2014
  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, The American Lawyer, 2014
  • American Law Institute (Life Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Section Membership--Taxation
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Section Membership--Taxation
  • Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • The Supreme Court Historical Society
  • The Federalist Society
  • Dartmouth Society of Engineers
  • Member and Past Chairman of the Pittsburgh Tax Club
  • Past Chairman of the Annual Penn State Tax Conference
  • The Law Club

Mr. Queenan has lectured on a variety of topics in the tax, international, merger, “sensitive payments,” Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Arab Boycott and other areas at conferences sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, New York Law Journal, Washington Legal Times, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Southeastern Corporate Law Institute, Financial Executives Institute, American Society of Corporate Secretaries, ABA National Institute, Deutscher Anwaltverein, Young Presidents' Organization, The World Trade Institute, and others.

Current Directorships

Blue Danube Incorporated, Allegheny Conference on Community Development (Emeritus former Chairman), Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America (Advisory Board), United Way of Allegheny County (Life Member), Extra Mile Education Foundation (former Vice Chair), Laurel Valley Golf Club (Executive, former Chair, Audit, Secretary-Treasurer), Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (Co-Chair, Vice Chair; Executive Nominating), Harvard Law School: Dean’s Advisory Board (Emeritus), Carnegie Mellon University (Emeritus, former Chairman; Audit Executive, Compensation), The National Institute For Newman Studies (Co-Chair, Supporting Counsel), McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Advisory Board), St. Vincent College (Executive, Audit and Finance)

Former Directorships

Adam Metal Supply, Inc., Elizabeth, NJ, *Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA (Executive Committee, Chair, Compensation Committee), Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, Pittsburgh, PA (Executive Committee, Chair, Compensation Committee), *Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated, Pittsburgh, PA (Executive Committee, Chair, Compensation Committee), *Aristech Chemical Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA (Audit and Compensation Committee); Babcock Lumber Company, Pittsburgh, PA (Audit Committee); John F. Casey Co., Aspinwall, PA, *Crane Co., Stamford, CT (Executive, Nominating and Governance, Audit (Chair)), Dynamet Incorporated, Washington, PA, *Fansteel, Inc., Chicago, IL (Audit Committee) Glen Carbide, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, *H. K. Porter Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, PA (Chair, Audit Committee), Peter F. Loftus Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, *Medusa Corporation, Cleveland, OH (Audit Committee), *Missouri Portland Cement Co., St. Louis, MO, National Organization on Disability (Audit and Finance); Rosewall Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, *Security National Bank, New York City, Somerfeld Machine Co., Pittsburgh, PA, *Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA (Chair, Compensation Committee, Audit Committee), Tippins Incorporated, Pittsburgh, PA, Tippins Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, Trigon Incorporated (Advisory Committee), McMurray, PA, Tuscaloosa Steel Corporation, Tuscaloosa, AL, *Water Pik Technologies, Inc., Newport Beach, CA (Chair, Compensation Committee, Audit Committee), TRACO (Advisory Committee), Pittsburgh, PA, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (Director, Member of Executive Committee and General Counsel), Greater Pittsburgh Charitable Trust (Trustee and General Counsel), Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, DINAMO (Director, Executive Committee and General Counsel), Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (Executive Committee), Mount Lebanon Civic League, Committee for Progress in Allegheny County (ComPAC), Committee for Progress and Efficiency in Pittsburgh (ComPEP), The Working Together Consortium (Vice Chair), Duquesne Club (Admission Committee, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee), Tuck School of Business Administration (Steering Committee), Allegheny Singer Research Institute, Leadership Pittsburgh (Co-Founder, Steering Committee), Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Inc. (Chair, Audit), The Technology Collaborative (Audit), Harvard University Resources Committee, ComPAC 21, Penn’s Southwest Association, Panther Hollow Development Corporation, National Flag Foundation (former Chairman), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Western PA Chapter, Holy Family Hospital Foundation, Bethlehem, Israel, Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, Inc., French and Indian War 250, Inc. (President)

* Public, SEC Reporting Companies

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