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5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/15/14 in Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
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With more than 150 attorneys, Kean Miller is one of the largest full-service law firms in Louisiana, and the largest in the Capitol Region. We serve the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the Bayou State. We have particular dedication to serving Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the South, providing them with the legal resources focused on growth. From the courtroom to the boardroom, our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allows our clients to perform at the highest level.
Kean Miller serves clients in numerous industries, including maritime, energy, petrochemicals, drilling and exploration, pipelines, technology, telecommunications, media, advertising, film and entertainment, retail, food and beverage, construction, contracting, banking, financial services, shipping and transportation, gaming, education, health care, manufacturing, refining and real estate.
Kean Miller combines the talents and expertise of our attorneys into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned attorneys and professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify the legal and business needs of the client. Our teams develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.
Kean Miller works with clients in a variety of service areas, including commercial litigation, construction, environmental regulation, permitting, class action litigation, banking and finance, admiralty and maritime, products liability, business transactions, real estate, intellectual property, patent infringement, chemical exposure litigation, toxic tort defense, oil and gas, health law, medical malpractice, bankruptcy and reorganization, utilities regulation, labor and employment, state and local tax, legislative and administrative lobbying, estate planning, probate, municipal finance, and insurance coverage litigation.
Whether we are helping our clients defend lawsuits, raise capital, comply with regulatory requirements, enter new markets, obtain or defend intellectual property rights, develop and distribute products and services, or acquire or divest businesses, we understand it is the client's goals that are paramount.
Specific Areas of Practice for our Baton Rouge office:
5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/15/14 in Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
Mr. McCowan is smart, practical and professional. He's a fine lawyer.
From our inception, Kean Miller has recognized the value of diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds to the balance and success of the firm. We are committed to promoting a culture of inclusion, not only within the firm, but in the communities where we live and work. The best evidence of this commitment is found in our statistics:
Kean Miller is proud to be at the forefront of all Louisiana firms in its ratios of women and minority attorneys.
Chevron Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award:
In July 2008, Kean Miller was selected as one of three recipients of the Chevron Corporation Law Function’s fourth-annual Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award. The award program, started in 2005, recognizes Chevron’s law firm partners who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating their commitment to diversity in the legal profession and by fostering an inclusive work environment.
Law School Recruiting:
We continue to seek a more diverse environment by recruiting at all four law schools in Louisiana and regularly participating in state and regional minority law student job fairs. Among our 2008 summer clerks, 25% were minorities. Of our class of associates who started in September 2008, 50% were minorities and 75% were women. Among our 2009 summer clerks, 61% are women and 17% are minorities. Of our class of new associates starting in September 2009, 71% are women and 28% are minorities.
Kean Miller encourages diversity in the profession by sponsoring law school scholarships awarded to minority law students at both the LSU Law Center and the Southern University Law Center.
Kean Miller Connection Law School Preparatory Program:
Kean Miller attorneys organize, host, and produce the Kean Miller Connection, a law school preparatory program for college juniors and seniors from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in area law schools. The two-day workshop provides information on law school admission standards, insight into opportunities in the legal field, speakers from all facets of the legal profession, financial aid information, and general information designed to encourage minorities to enter the profession.
Louisiana Diversity Forum:
Kean Miller organizes and sponsors the Louisiana Diversity Forum. The 2007 Louisiana Diversity Forum attracted almost 100 area professionals who heard from a variety of speakers and learned how to put diversity to work for their businesses. Speakers included representatives from Shell Oil Company, The Shaw Group, Chevron Corporation, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the Louisisana Commission on Human Rights, the LSU Law Center, and the Southern University Law Center. The 2008 Louisiana Diversity Forum, held on October 18, 2008, attracted over 150 area professionals eager to learn about diversity in the workplace. The 2009 Louisiana Diversity Forum is scheduled for September 24, 2009 in Baton Rouge.
Kean Miller Dictionary Project:
Our attorneys and staff are actively engaged in community projects and initiatives that encourage inclusion. We are particularly proud of the Kean Miller Dictionary Project, through which 50,000 dictionaries have been delivered to third-grade students in local public schools over the last six years. Kean Miller implemented the project with the assistance of the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators.
Work at Respect™:
In keeping with our efforts to promote diversity not only internally, but in the community at large, our labor and employment lawyers, in conjunction with Professor Russell Jones of the Southern University Law Center, developed Work at Respect.™ Work at Respect™ encourages and promotes respect for diversity in the workplace and is regularly presented to clients, community groups, and our own attorneys, paralegals and support staff.
Women in Business:
Kean Miller is an active supporter of women’s initiatives and has served as a primary sponsor of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Influential Women in Business award luncheon for the last five years. Kean Miller partners Katherine King (2005) and Linda Perez Clark (2008) are past winners of the award. We also sponsor events such as the annual Women in Business seminar conducted by the Entrepreneurship Institute at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business. The Women in Business seminar series is designed to provide skills and training specifically geared toward the special needs of female entrepreneurs as they plan and start businesses.
Kean Miller Diversity Council:
Kean Miller developed a Diversity Council several years ago to promote diversity awareness and initiatives within the firm and the community. The Diversity Council includes attorneys from several practice areas and representatives from our management committee, recruiting committee, client services team, and human resources group.
Kean Miller is an active member of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and participates in the many activities of the association. We regularly support the Lloyd M. Johnson Scholarship Program.
We at Kean Miller are proud of our historical commitment to diversity and we look forward to continuing that commitment, as well as pursuing new opportunities that encourage diverse perspectives. Finally, Kean Miller is an excellent place to work. Our employees, our best critics, have praised the work environment and the advantage of working in an atmosphere where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
Representative Clients: Associated Grocers, Baton Rouge, LA; Basic Industries, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, LA; Computer Sciences Corporation, Austin, TX; EATEL Corporation, Gonzales, LA; Evolved Industries, Inc., New Roads, LA; HuntWise, Bastrop, LA; Lamar Advertising Co., Baton Rouge, LA; Lexmark International, Inc., Lexington, KY; McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.
Representative Clients: Amoco Production Company, Houston, TX; BASF Corporation, Parsippany, NJ; CONDEA Vista Company, Houston, TX; ExxonMobil Company, Baton Rouge, LA; Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Atlanta, GA; Joslyn Manufacturing Corporation, Franklin Park, IL; Louisiana Chemical Association, Baton Rouge, LA; Lyondell Petrochemical Company/Lyondell Chemicals Worldwide, Inc., Houston, TX; PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, Houston, TX.
Representative Clients: BASF Corporation, Parsippany, NJ; ConocoPhillips Corporation, Houston, TX; DSI Transports, Inc.; Eckerd Corporation, Tampa, FL; ExxonMobil Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA; Fair Grounds Corporation; Formosa Plastics Corporation, Livingston, NJ; Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Atlanta, GA; Honeywell International, Morristown, NJ; IBM Corporation, White Plains, NY.
Representative Clients: Basic Industries, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; Associated Grocers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; Commercial Properties Development Corporation; ExxonMobil Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA; Hancock Bank, Baton Rouge, LA; Lamar Advertising Co., Baton Rouge, LA; Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc.; Pipeline Technologies, Houston, TX; Union Planters Bank, NA, Baton Rouge, LA; Whitney Bank, New Orleans, LA.
Representative Clients: Baton Rouge Clinic, Baton Rouge, LA; C & M Medical Services, Inc., Metairie, LA; Louisiana Medical Malpractice Insurance Co., Metairie, LA; Vascular Surgery Associates, Baton Rouge, LA.
Representative Clients: Basic Industries, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; BASF Corporation, Geismar, LA; City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge; DSM Copolymer, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; ExxonMobil Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA; Formosa Plastics Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA; Lamar Advertising Co., Baton Rouge, LA; Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA; Turner Industries, Ltd., Baton Rouge, LA; Vulcan Materials Company, Geismar, LA.
Representative Clients: Boise Cascade, DeRidder, LA; Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad Co., Fort Worth, TX; Duke Energy Corp., Houston, TX; KMC Telecom, Inc., Bedminster, NJ; Louisiana Energy Users Group; The Williams Companies, Houston, TX; WorldCom, Inc., Clinton, MS.
Representative Clients: BASF Corporation, Geismar, LA; IMC Global Corp., Lake Forest, IL; General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI; Louisiana Machinery Company, Baton Rouge, LA; Rhodia, Inc., Cranbury, NJ; The Football Network, Baton Rouge, LA; Valero Energy Corp., San Antonio, TX.