Amy Frankel, Employment Lawyer
I am an employment lawyer with more than 20 years of experience working in-house with HR and leadership teams from start-ups to global brands. Supporting employees and employers to create respectful, compliant workplaces and reach resolutions when there are challenges in the employment relationship is truly my passion.
I was raised in Southern California where I attended law school and began my career as a litigation lawyer at a regional law firm, before accepting a position in-house as associate general counsel for Skechers. In the mid-2000’s, my family moved to beautiful British Columbia, where I have worked with private and publicly-held companies employing teams of 20 to more than 5,000, including Best Buy and Aritzia. In those roles, I was always drawn to people and HR issues and am excited for my next chapter in private practice as an employment lawyer.
When not at work, I enjoy travelling, running, biking, practicing yoga and sampling BC wines. My husband, two daughters and I have the ocean in our veins so we’re often found walking our Dachshund along the beach-side trails of Kits and UBC or visiting Tofino to enjoy the waves.
I maintain active professional licenses with the Law Society of BC, as well as the State Bar of California. I also have designations as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).