She was an unexpected star in the Depp-Heard lawsuit, and now Johnny Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, has reportedly been inundated with offers from Hollywood.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, has been inundated with offers from Hollywood and is at the center of an ongoing bidding war between law firms who want her on their team after her winning performance in the actor trial.
Industry sources told the New York Post doors open for Mrs. Vasquez – it’s just a matter of which one she chooses.
“Talent agents surround Camille because they recognize that she is the unicorn – a smart, savvy and poised lawyer whose impactful performance during the trial propelled her to a rare level of visibility,” a source said.
“And the fact that she’s a woman of color is an added bonus.”
Ms Vasquez and her colleagues managed to convince the jury that Heard defamed Depp on the three counts brought against the actor for writing in a 2018 Washington Post editorial that she was “a public figure representing domestic violence”.
Since the trial closed on Wednesday, Ms. Vasquez has already received offers from several traditional television networks and cable channels, sources said. The post office.
“Camille is unquestionably a terrific voice to weigh in on legal matters and networks are understandably eager to speak with her about on-air opportunities,” said a former network executive familiar with the deals.
Although she led the plaintiff’s case with attorney Ben Chew, Ms Vasquez remains associated with high-profile law firm Brown Rudnick, although celebrity attorney Judd Burstein guessed “she will soon be a partner” .
“No company would allow her to play a role in a big lawsuit like this if she wasn’t on the trail of the partners,” said Mr. Burstein, who represents Nicki Minaj.
“There are two factors that come into play in becoming a partner: your quality as a lawyer and your ability to attract clients. She can probably go anywhere and get a good deal for herself.
A judicial source confirmed what Mr. Burstein suspected.
“The legal community is abuzz with firms battling to be the highest bidder for Camille to join their team,” the source said.
“He’s a shark and his performance at the trial showed that.”
A female partner at a high-profile law firm in Los Angeles, a few years older than Ms Vasquez, said she was ‘very surprised to see that she was a partner’, given what she handled during the Depp trial.
“Most of the time, associates aren’t given the kind of roles they’ve been given – doing crosses and closings, that’s pretty unprecedented,” the source said.
Comparing Ms Vasquez to Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, the source said: ‘Camille’s trial skills were much more effective than Elaine Bredehoft to such an extent that I almost felt bad for Elaine, where she was excluded by an associate like that.
“I’m shocked she wasn’t promoted before the trial and I would be completely stunned if she wasn’t promoted now,” the source added.
Brown Rudnick said The post office that he is “delighted that so many people see what we have known for years: that Camille Vasquez is a star”.
“We have always believed that she has what it takes to succeed on this stage. That is why she is a key member of the test crew and has a bright future with us,” the company added. .
Depp’s brass became so popular that a fan got a tattoo of the outline of Ms. Vasquez’s wavy hair and power suit, with the word ‘objection’ underneath.
Fans have also speculated that Ms Vasquez might be dating Depp, a rumor that was quickly quashed by both teams and further thrashed after she was pictured post-trial with her boyfriend Edward Owen.
Ms. Vasquez, who still works for Depp, declined to comment. A representative for Depp had no comment.
The actor will be back in court in July after film crew member Gregg Brooks accused him of assault. Brown Rudnick is representing him in the case.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and is reproduced with permission
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