Press Releases Sep 07, 2017

Isabel Safie Receives a Women Worth Watching Leadership Award

The Profiles in Diversity Journal Recognizes BB&K Partner for “Impressive” Success

For Immediate Release: Sept. 7, 2017
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Congratulations to Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Isabel Safie for being selected by the Profiles in Diversity Journal for inclusion on its 2017 Women Worth Watching® list. Isabel, a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, was recognized for her success in building a practice practically from scratch, along with contributions she makes to the community. “Safie’s rise in this practice area was impressive, not only because there were no attorneys at BB&K specializing in this area, and therefore no one to learn from, but also because she was able to forge connections with key professionals at administrative and regulatory entities who could facilitate the resolution of critical issues,” the Journal wrote.
This is the 16th year the Journal has acknowledged professional women who are leaders and demonstrate leadership qualities. Publisher and Founder James R. Rector wrote in the magazine, “We are convinced that women offer unique qualities, and those profiled on the pages of our magazine have proven time and again that women are fundamental to leading successful organizations.”
Isabel joined BB&K right from law school and created a niche practice that emphasized pension and retiree health benefits. The daughter of an immigrant mother, Isabel told the Journal: “I understand that the odds were against me, but I earned my place and I owe a debt to those that helped pave the way for me. I’ll pay that debt for the rest of my life by helping others like me, and unlike me, because diversity is our strength.”
Read the entire article in the Profiles in Diversity Journal by clicking here.
BB&K, which has an ongoing commitment to diversity, applauds Isabel for her accomplishments.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal, employee benefits and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 170 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BestBestKrieger on Facebook and @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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