Press Releases Sep 21, 2018

BB&K Earns Advancement of Women Award from OCWLA

Proud to be Recipient of Inaugural Recognition

BB&K Earns Advancement of Women Award from OCWLA

For Immediate Release: Sept. 21, 2018
Media Contact: Denise Nix • (213) 787-2552 • denise.nix@bbklaw.com
 
IRVINE, Calif. —  Best Best & Krieger LLP is proud to announce that the Orange County Women Lawyers Association has honored the firm with its inaugural Advancement of Women Award. The Award was received by a representative group of lawyers from BB&K’s Irvine office at the OCWLA’s Advancement of Women Award Ceremony at its 43rd Annual Gala last week.
 
This award recognizes and celebrates a law firm, or other legal organization, whose words, actions and deeds support the advancement of women within the firm and in the greater legal community. It is based on not only the number of female partners and women in leadership roles in the firm, but also the firm’s specific policies that promote diversity and women’s interests.

BB&K has consciously, and continually, worked toward increasing the equality and diversity of its staff and attorneys to match the demographics of its public and private sector clients and communities.

Thirty-five percent of the firm’s partners are women and women account for 14 of the 28 attorneys and five of the 11 partners in the Irvine office. Women also hold a number of the firm’s leadership positions, including Executive Committee members, practice group leaders, office managing partner and “C-suite” administrative team officers.

A legal industry leader in both building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment for staff and attorneys alike, BB&K is committed to providing an atmosphere free of discrimination. BB&K values diversity in its workforce and reflects this commitment in its recruitment, employment, training, promoting and retaining of a diverse staff.

BB&K is also committed to progressive approaches that enable all its attorneys to face the competing demands of work, family and life-related issues through its parental leave and flexible work arrangement policies.

The firm repeatedly earns high marks and recognition for its commitment to gender equality and diversity from legal and national publications, including Law360, the National Law Journal and American Lawyer Media.

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Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Irvine and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.bbklaw.com or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on Facebook.

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