LOS ANGELES, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Englander Knabe and Allen (EKA) is proud to announce that Steve James has joined the strategic communications firm as a joint venture partner.

Steve’s 25 years in Law Enforcement along with over 20 years in the labor field will enhance Englander Knabe and Allen’s already strong position working in the public safety arena. Steve was one of the longest serving union presidents, leading the Long Beach Police Officers Association for 17 years.

During that tenure, Steve developed a strong expertise in the fields of public safety equipment, contract negotiations, medical insurance, retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, government affairs, political campaigns, police management, and labor relations.

“We are excited to add Steve’s talents and relationships to the EKA family. This partnership will enhance several areas where our firm is already well positioned,” said Managing Partner Matt Knabe. “Steve is widely viewed as one of the most effective and pragmatic Law Enforcement Labor leaders in both California and the Nation. It is unusual to find someone who has the expertise and strength of relationships that Steve has, and that combination will be an amazing benefit to our clients.”

Steve has held numerous positions locally, statewide, and nationally including, president of the Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement, the California Coalition of Law Enforcement, the Legal Defense Fund for the National Fraternal Order of Police, and the Long Beach Police Officers Association. Steve is currently on the board of directors for both the California and National Fraternal Order of Police.

I am very proud to be a part of this dynamic team,” Steve James said. “EKA has a well-established reputation of delivering positive results for their clients and I’m thrilled to be a part of this growth.”

About Englander Knabe & Allen Englander Knabe & Allen is a strategic communications firm specializing in lobbying, public affairs, crisis communications and litigation support. EKA’s roster of over 100 clients includes companies such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LegalZoom, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Westfield, Association of Deputy District Attorneys, Waste Management, Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs and Coca-Cola. For more information visit www.ekapr.com

Contact: Eric Rose (213) 741-1500 x 525 or eric@ekapr.com