As Chief Operating Officer, Ken Koehn leads Gould & Ratner’s day-to-day operations, in addition to focusing on the future by managing the firm’s strategic planning and succession planning initiatives. Ken works closely with the Management Committee, Partners and C-Suite to develop and execute the firm’s vision as a premier mid-sized, Chicago-based law firm.

Ken transitions into his role as COO after serving as Gould & Ratner’s Chief Financial Officer for the past seven years. His experience includes over 25 years in senior financial executive positions for Chicago law firms and other firms in the professional services and trading industries.

Ken is a Certified Legal Manager, a Certified Public Accountant with a CGMA designation and a Certified Management Accountant.

Ken currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, after previously serving as Chapter President, Past President, President-Elect, Vice President-Elect and Treasurer. At the international level, Ken recently served four years on the Certified Legal Manager Certification Committee, including two years as committee chair. He also served two years on the Association’s Nominating Committee. Ken is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.



  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., Accounting, 1987


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants