Beth James

Strategic Counsel
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bjames@powerlaw.ca

Tel & Fax: 604-243-0488

Beth brings a unique set of skills and capabilities to the Power Law team. She offers a wide array of strategic and corporate services, including complex negotiations and government relations.

Beth has held senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. She has significant experience as a management consultant with a leading consulting firm and boutique consultancies providing strategic advice and solutions on a broad range of matters. She is an outstanding strategist who can quickly analyze and identify opportunities for innovative solutions to complicated challenges.

Beth has considerable experience across multiple industries, including Energy and Utilities, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Finance and Insurance, Healthcare, Education, Not-for-Profit and Municipal and Provincial Government. She has successfully developed and implemented negotiating strategies to enable clients to achieve their objectives, settle disputes in advance of litigation, and identify settlement solution options and concession strategies for mediated settlements. Beth has extensive experience negotiating high value contracts with multi-national corporations. Beth has also developed successful solutions to facilitate First Nations community and economic development.

She has proven skills assisting clients with strategic negotiations, capital and deal structure, governance, financial and performance management, strategic and operational planning, and performance and risk management.

Before Power Law, Beth worked as a Vice President for a global consulting firm, Strategic Advisor for boutique consultancies, in various Deputy Minister and Associate Deputy Minister positions with a provincial government, and as Chief Administrative Officer of municipal governments.

Politically astute, innovative and strategic, Beth focuses on assisting clients to find creative solutions and achieve their objectives.

Beth works in English and is competent in French. She continues to work to improve her French-language skills.

Education

M.A. Political Science
(Western University – 1997)

B.A. Sociology and Political Science
(University of British Columbia – 1996)