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Mary Coghlan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary Coghlan is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She leads the firm’s HR strategy, professional development efforts, training programs, workforce utilization efforts, employee relations, talent development programs, and compensation and benefits administration. Prior to joining Kean Miller, she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Federal Credit Union and HR Regional Recruiter for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Mary monitors and oversees budgets, develops workplace promotion efforts, interviews and recruits candidates for attorney, paralegal, legal secretary, and other administrative positions.

She and her team are instrumental in the firm’s consistent recognition as one of South Louisiana’s best workplaces, as recognized by Baton Rouge Business Report, New Orleans CityBusiness, NOLA.com/Times-Picayune and Biz Shreveport. Mary was named one of the Top 50 Women Chief HR Officers of 2024 by HRTech Edge. 

Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and family, and is actively involved in Our Lady of Mercy School and Church.


Mary earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette.

Memberships and Community Service
  • Member, Our Lady of Mercy Home and School Advisory Board
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Academy Employee Benefits Advisory Board
  • Volunteer, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Pat’s Coats for Kids, St. Vincent de Paul Fill a Prescription
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (National Chapter and Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators (National, Baton Rouge and New Orleans Chapters)