Johnny Depp’s lawyer bags partner promotion following Heard trial win

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Camille Vasquez joins US firm Brown Rudnick’s partnership

Camille Vasquez

US law firm Brown Rudnick has promoted Camille Vasquez to partner less than a week after she helped secure Johnny Depp’s $15 million (£12 million) jury verdict against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Though Depp’s legal team, led by partner Benjamin Chew, included nine lawyers, Vasquez was a key player during the cross-examination of Heard and in the closing arguments.

Chairman and CEO of Brown Rudnick, William Baldiga, said in a statement that this announcement was historically reserved until the end of the firm’s fiscal year. But “Camille’s performance during the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she was ready to take this next step now”.

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Vasquez, now a partner in the firm’s litigation and arbitration team, said in a statement:

“I am delighted that Brown Rudnick has given me its full vote of confidence by having me join the partnership. I’m proud of the uniquely talented team I’ve had the privilege to lead, which exemplified teamwork and collaboration, and I look forward to continuing to represent Brown Rudnick’s culture of excellence.”

Over the course of the six-week televised trial, Vasquez became somewhat of a celebrity in her own right. TikTok clips with the hashtag ‘#camillevasquez’ have accumulated over two billion views, and the firm’s Twitter announcement of Vasquez’s promotion has received over 100,000 likes.

Boston-headquartered Brown Rudnick primarily has offices across the pond, but the firm also takes on both trainees and qualified lawyers in its London office.

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I have been fortunate to have retained a number of very good lawyers during my business career. None rose to the level of skill, style, and quick-thinking demonstrated by MS Vasquez during the Depp/Heard trial. She was superb at changing cadence, tone, and volume with MS Heard. (MS Vasquez must have been a Kindergarten teacher in a past life). I’ve heard some opine the Heard team repeatedly shot themselves in the foot during the trial; I suggest MS Vasquez loaded the weapon for them.


Waldman Bot

Wow, you must have had some pretty mediocre lawyers working for you lol.



She’s not a Ship.



Overrated. Not sure how well her primary school teacher style of cross exam would work in a non-televised courtroom or with a judge.

There’s a reason she wasn’t made up in the previous round.

Publicity stunt from the firm.



Either way not many lawyers would have the nerve to keep calm in a televised trial being watched by millions and covered by all the mainstream press. That alone is a skill in itself



Bitter much?


Ok mate

Your future firm isn’t going to promote you for this comment btw






Good lord if this is what you’re like as a future trainee, god knows what you’ll be like when you qualify.



Would be crazy not to. The clients will come for her now, they couldn’t risk losing her. To my mind she was calm and well prepared, good show



The Depp/Heard trial is the best advert for a non-fused profession. Really poor advocacy pretty much all round.


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