In her role as the Chief Administrative Officer of Gould & Ratner, Laura Sears is responsible for the management and operations of the firm. Her responsibilities encompass all aspects of human resources and benefits functions for all employees, including recruiting, orientation, training and development, evaluation and counseling.

Laura oversees the technology of the firm and is a member of the risk management team. Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of office facilities, she reviews firm operational agreements and contracts, and initiates and enforces office procedures and protocol.

Laura holds a B.A. from Knox College and is a Certified Legal Manager. She is President of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and has served on its Board of Directors, including President. On the national level, Laura served as a Regional Officer and was previously a member of the National Business Partner Relations Committee.



  • Knox College, B.A., French