Maureen Jennings, counsel at Phelps Dunbar, has over 25 years of experience in labor and employment, civil rights and commercial litigation, representing private and governmental clients in federal and state courts in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Ms. Jennings is the practice coordinator of her firm's Texas employment law group.
In addition to her litigation practice, she assists employers in avoiding claims and litigation by developing policies and procedures and providing training on employment-related matters.
Ms. Jennings also counsels clients on human resource issues, including hiring, internal investigations, discipline, terminations, reductions in force, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, and FMLA and FLSA issues.
She has held the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, now known as AV Preeminent, for over 25 years.
Ms. Jennings served as a trial advocacy instructor at Tulane Law School and on the school's Civil Litigation Clinic from 2005-2007, supervising third-year law students in federal court cases under Title VII, the ADA, § 1983 and the Fair Housing Act.
Previously, she served as a law clerk for the late US Magistrate Judge Kenneth C. Hughes of the US District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.