Kamau Coar

General Counsel

Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Kamau Coar is General Counsel of Heidrick & Struggles. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Operations Committee.

As general counsel, Kamau is responsible for oversight of the firm’s legal and regulatory matters globally.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2012, Kamau was a Partner at Ungaretti & Harris LLP in Chicago. Coar began his legal career at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York.


Kamau received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University and a juris doctorate degree from the Duke University School of Law.