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M. Nan Alessandra • Partner

Phelps Dunbar LLP • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Phelps Dunbar LLP
Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
phone (504) 566-1311
fax  (504) 568-9130


Nan is a partner and the practice coordinator of the employment law group in the New Orleans office. She practices in the areas of labor and employment, civil rights, constitutional law, consumer credit litigation, and general business litigation. Her employment litigation practice includes representing employers in discrimination claims for age, sex, disability, race, religion, and sexual harassment, and handling EEOC charges and other administrative complaints through the administrative and judicial process. She also advises clients on human resource issues and in drafting and developing employment-related agreements, and employee policies and procedures.

Nan has been awarded the ?AV? rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Nan is recognized as a leading practitioner in New Orleans in the area of employment law in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, America?s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Nan speaks often on behalf of management interests on employment-related topics and frequently provides training to clients on corporate compliance issues under federal and state law, such as workplace harassment and supervisory training. Prior to joining the firm, Nan was Judicial Clerk to the Honorable A.J. McNamara and Judicial Extern to the Honorable Martin L.C. Feldman, both of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.


  • College: Hunter College in New York; University of New Orleans, B.A., 1982
  • Law School: Loyola University, J.D., cum laude, 1985; Loyola Law Review

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1985, Louisiana
1993, Texas
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