Staff Spotlight: Franchesca Lata

Franchesca Lata is a California native, but fell in love with Colorado when she moved to Boulder to attend law school at the University of Colorado. Franchesca joined MSEC’s Northern Regional Office in May 2015. Prior to joining MSEC, she practiced estate planning and plaintiff employment law in Boulder County. Franchesca represents plaintiffs in employment-law actions including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, Fair Labor Standards Act, and contract disputes.

At MSEC, Franchesca advises and represents members in various issues, including discrimination, employment agreements, wage-and-hour compliance, and other matters. In addition, Franchesca is the Legislative Affairs Director for the Northern Colorado Human Resource Association. In this role, Franchesca monitors, evaluates, and provides reports to members regarding pending legislative, regulatory, and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may impact human resources management. Franchesca has presented at legislative and legal updates and will be presenting on Marijuana and Legislative Trends this fall for the Wyoming SHRM Conference.

When it comes to her job, Franchesca enjoys building significant relationships with her members and educating them on the law and changes on the horizon.

Franchesca is admitted to practice in Colorado and Wyoming.

Outside of work, Franchesca enjoys camping, hiking fourteeners, running, cycling, and spending time with her puppy.