Erika Frank - Vice President, Legal Affairs, General Counsel
The Legal Affairs Department is headed by Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank. Through their active involvement on the front lines of California’s legal and labor law compliance scene, Frank and her team are first to know when and how changes in law affect employers.
The California Chamber of Commerce recently expanded the Legal Affairs Department to strengthen its ability to represent the business perspective in court battles.
Heather Wallace - Associate General Counsel
Joining the CalChamber in November as associate general counsel was Heather Wallace, a seasoned litigator with experience on employment law, health care, intellectual property and more.
Wallace comes to the CalChamber from the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB), where she was senior staff counsel, providing legal advice on the Healthy Families Program, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan and the Major Risk Medical Insurance Program.
Gail Cecchettini - Employment Law Editor/ Staff Counsel
Serving as employment law editor/ staff counsel since June has been Gail Cecchettini Whaley, with nearly 20 years of practice in employment law.
Since joining the CalChamber staff, Whaley has been chief author of the popular HRWatchdog blog and HRCalifornia Extra e-newsletter, as well as a contributor to and editor of CalChamber’s various human resources compliance products.