Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez has been promoted to accomplice at her legislation agency following her efficiency on the actor’s multi-million greenback US defamation trial.
uch bulletins are normally reserved for the tip of the fiscal 12 months however Ms Vasquez’s “key position” within the case had satisfied bosses at Brown Rudnick to provide her the promotion.
The lawyer turned in style on social media throughout the six-week trial, held at Fairfax County District Courtroom in Virginia, and was recognized for her sometimes heated exchanges with protection witnesses.
Together with Benjamin Chew, Ms Vasquez was a part of the authorized group that scooped a victory for Mr Depp after he sued former accomplice Amber Heard over a 2018 op-ed within the Washington Submit, which was later discovered by jurors within the case to be defamatory .
“We’re delighted to welcome Camille to the partnership,” mentioned William Baldiga, chairman and chief govt of Brown Rudnick.
“Traditionally, we have now reserved this announcement for the tip of our fiscal 12 months.
“However Camille’s efficiency throughout the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she was able to take this subsequent step now.
“We’re extremely happy with her and stay up for what she is going to accomplish as our latest accomplice.”
Responding to the promotion, Ms Vasquez mentioned: “I’m delighted that Brown Rudnick has given me its full vote of confidence by having me be part of the partnership.
“I am happy with the uniquely gifted group I’ve had the privilege to steer, which exemplified teamwork and collaboration, and I stay up for persevering with to symbolize Brown Rudnick’s tradition of excellence.”
Ms Vasquez joined Brown Rudnick’s Orange County workplace in 2018 as an affiliate within the Litigation & Arbitration apply.
She has greater than 10 years of expertise as a trial lawyer in high-stakes disputes, together with defamation circumstances, contract disputes, business-related torts and employment-related claims.
She graduated from Southwestern Legislation College in 2010 and obtained her bachelor’s diploma, magna cum laude, from the College of Southern California in 2006.
It comes as Mr Depp thanked his “most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters” in his first put up on TikTok.
The 58-year-old actor shared a press release as he reached 4 million followers on the social media website after someday.
He’s at the moment persevering with a tour of the UK with musician Jeff Beck at venues across the nation.
On Sunday night he booked out a complete 300-seat curry home in Broad Road, Birmingham, taking photos with employees, and operations director Mo Hussain, who mentioned Mr Depp was “very humble” and left a “massive tip”.