June 29, 2020
FormanWatkins New Orleans Office Honored as a 2020 Top Workplaces
Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party anonymous survey that uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection.
Managing partner, Tim Gray, added, “We have a great group at FormanWatkins. 2020 has certainly been a challenging year, and our team has risen to that challenge with grace and poise. It is a true honor to receive this recognition.”
FormanWatkins New Orleans moved to a new office space in Place St. Charles in 2018, along with a 2019 expansion, that better reflects its culture and future growth plans. Our people are the foundation of a top workplace, so providing a beautiful, creative, and spacious work environment adds to their experience at FWK. Intentionally not traditional, we built all attorney offices identical in size and used all spaces where “typical” corner partner offices would be as common areas for the entire office to use. To foster collaboration, we built a Cafe, which includes a library, “drop in” work stations around the perimeter facing the Mississippi River, an espresso machine, and unique beers on tap. To foster an environment supportive of working mothers, we built a comfortably appointed wellness room. Finally, to foster productivity, we utilized technology, such as mobile and portable work-friendly set ups throughout all offices, conference space, and public work space, which allows us to serve our team and clients efficiently and comfortably. The design of the office was a collaborative effort that involved input from our New Orleans team. “We worked hard to create an inviting office space that everyone could be proud of. We wanted to create an environment that matched our Firm’s culture, and I believe we succeeded,” said Charles Abbott, who spearheaded the design.