Mary Louise Conrow

Mary Louise Conrow

Partner

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Binghamton, New York
607-821-2202

Ms. Conrow joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, in 2000 and is a partner in the firm. Ms. Conrow concentrates her practice in the labor and employment field, with emphasis on municipal liability, including police and fire disability and retirement claims, labor negotiations, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security claims, arbitrations, grievances, discipline, NYSHR and PERB matters. Her previous experience includes private practice in Broome County; Vice President of Workers’ Compensation and Disability for EM Ernst Management; Risk Manager for Broome County; First Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Binghamton; Assistant Broome County Public Defender.

Ms. Conrow is a member of the Broome County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association (Municipal Law Section and Labor Law Section). She is also a member of the New York State Association of Self-Insured Counties, Southern Tier Workers’ Compensation Coalition (Past Chairperson), and the New York State Public Employer Labor Relations Association, and a member of the St. Bonaventure University National Alumni Association Board.  She is also Past President and current member of the Triple Cities Chapter of St. Bonaventure alumni.

Author
• General Municipal Law Section 207-a Handbook (New York State Association of Fire Chiefs)
• Navigating Municipal Employment Issues: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing the Latest Employment Trends, Creating Effective Strategies, and Resolving Conflicts (Inside the Minds): “Managing Municipal Employee and Employer Rights in the Technological Age”
• Employment Law 2014:  “Recent Decisions from the National Labor Relations Board affecting the Field of Employment Law”

Presenter
New York State Retirement Systems, New York State Association of Career Fire Chiefs, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, The Albany Department of Public Safety, Executive Services Corps of the Tri-Cities, New York State Rural Housing Association, Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar-Municipal Service Division, New York State Department of Civil Service, Cornell University Institute of Labor Relations, New York State Association of Self-Insured Counties, New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), and Law Enforcement Training Directors Association of New York State. Executive Services Corps of the Tri-Cities; Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police; New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR); New York State Association of Chiefs of Police; NYS Conference of Mayors; NYS City/County Managers Association; New York Association of Fire Districts. 

Practice Areas

Admissions

Published Works

  • General Municipal Law Section 207-a Handbook (New York State Association of Fire Chiefs

Classes/Seminars

  • New York State Retirement Systems, New York State Association of Career Fire Chiefs, New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Albany Department of Public Safety
  • Executive Services Corps of the Tri-Cities
  • New York State Rural Housing Association
  • Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar-Municipal Service Division
  • New York State Department of Civil Service
  • Cornell University Institute of Labor Relations and New York State Association of Self-Insured Counties
  • New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB)
  • Enforcement Training Directors Association of New York State

Professional Affiliations

Past Employment Positions

  • Conrow is a past member of the Board of Directors of the BC Pops and a past President and current member of the St. Bonaventure University Alumni Association.
  • Past member of the Broome County Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Volunteers for the YWCA Encore Breast Cancer Awareness Program. She is also a past member of the Christ Church Vestry