NEW ORLEANS—Phelps Dunbar was recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as a 2018 “Best Place to Work.” Phelps was one of two law firms and 35 total honorees in the large (more than 50 employees) company category.
“For over 150 years, Phelps has met the call to be a legal and civic leader in the New Orleans community. This sustained contribution is only possible through the collective work of so many in the Phelps family. Our people share a commitment to service and philanthropy, and this spirit is key to creating a healthy and collegial internal environment. And so while this honor is once again bestowed upon the Firm, it is in fact once again it was earned by the people who make Phelps a Best Place to Work,” said New Orleans Managing Partner Marshall Redmon.
Each year, Phelps supports various charitable organizations including Hogs for the Cause, the New Orleans Film Society, the Contemporary Arts Center, Bridge House/Grace House, American Diabetes Association, Boy Scouts of America, the Pro Bono Project and more.
Additionally, the firm introduced a wellness initiative, which has included increasing health care coverage and other benefits, a redesigned office space with a focus on openness and collaboration as well as the addition of a wellness room. This investment in our team is intended to create a happier and healthier workplace overall and further advance the firm’s decade plus average employee tenure.
The 180-person Phelps New Orleans team was first nominated to participate on the basis of workforce data including salary information, benefits, retention levels and employee advancement. The firm was then selected by the publication to participate in a firm-wide survey of employees that aimed to measure workplace culture.
The 50 companies selected across the two designated categories in New Orleans were honored at the 16th annual luncheon that was held on December 7 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.