Partner, Chief Talent Officer, Dentons Canada
A respected leader in the Canadian employment and labour landscape, Jillian Frank holds dual roles of practicing lawyer and Chief Talent Officer for Dentons’ Canada Region.
In her law practice, Jillian advises clients on a range of issues, including employment, human rights, accommodation of employees with disabilities, privacy, and occupational health and safety laws. With extensive court, arbitration and mediation experience, Jillian represents clients undergoing investigations for workplace harassment, injuries and fatalities in a diverse breadth of sectors, such as aviation, retail, energy, and media and entertainment.
To complement her law practice, Jillian was appointed as the Canada Region’s Chief Talent Officer in December 2017. In this role, Jillian is responsible for the Firm’s strategies and initiatives that support exceptional talent, particularly relating to Dentons vision of being the leading global law firm in Canada. A member of the Dentons Canada National Management Committee, Jillian is responsible for the Firm’s human resources, recruiting and learning initiatives, delivering best practices in employee and partner engagement in the workplace. Jillian brings a personal passion for gender equality, and diversity and inclusion to Dentons, and oversees a number of initiatives that attract, retain and develop exceptional talent for the Firm.
Jillian is well known in the BC legal community and beyond. She is active in community and pro bono initiatives, including her roles as Director, Childhood Obesity Foundation, member of the Organizing Committee, Leaders’ Open Golf Tournament, member of West Coast LEAF and a volunteer with Access Pro Bono. In 2017 and 2018, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory recognized Jillian as a leading lawyer in the area of Occupational Health and Safety. She is an alumna of Dalhousie University (JD) and the University of Calgary (BA), and was called to the Alberta and British Columbia Bars in 2004 and 2006, respectively.