Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel
Erika Frank was named vice president of legal affairs in 2009. She joined the CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and began serving as general counsel shortly thereafter, leveraging her 10 years of combined legal, governmental and legislative experience.
Before assuming full-time general counsel responsibilities in late 2005, Frank also lobbied the legislative and executive branches on taxation, civil litigation and lawsuit abuse issues.
Frank leads CalChamber's Legal Affairs Department, which participates in court cases having a broad impact on California's economy and business climate—including workers’ compensation reform, labor and employment, taxation, litigation reform and commercial free speech.
As CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment law, she oversees and contributes to CalChamber’s labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline.
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. She uses her employment law expertise to develop and facilitate training courses for HR professionals, and is a sought-after speaker at industry events.
Frank holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
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