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Camille Vasquez on Her “Earned Luck” in Law

Featuring Camille Vasquez

Camille Vasquez didn’t anticipate her fame.

Raised by a Cuban mother and Colombian father who met while learning to speak English at a school in Los Angeles, Camille and her sister were given a simple directive early on: focus on your education. And so they did.

According to Vasquez, that resulted in one of two options: doctor or lawyer. She chose the latter—her sister the former—and started down a path that led her to representing Johnny Depp in a highly publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

It wasn’t a predictable route, but her parents had set her on a course to becoming a prominent—and now internationally recognized—Latina lawyer.

Vasquez doesn’t take her newfound celebrity lightly. Her “earned luck,” as she describes it, means she not only gets to play a role model for young Latinas entering law but also gets to honor her parents’ sacrifices.

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About Our Guest

Camille Vasquez is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group and co-chair of the Firm’s Brand & Reputation Management group. Her current practice focuses on plaintiff-side defamation suits, with additional experience litigating contract disputes, business-related torts, and employment-related claims. Camille is adept at formulating offensive and defensive litigation strategies for private clients. She also has extensive experience handling parallel reputation management and crisis communications issues arising from these engagements.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Camille was an attorney at a national firm in Los Angeles.