Johnny Depp Lawyer Camille Vasquez Promoted at Law Firm

  • Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez was promoted to partner at her law firm.
  • She distinguished herself by aggressively questioning Amber Heard and calling her a liar.
  • Vasquez was friends with Depp’s fans and posed for photos.

Camille Vasquez, the breakthrough attorney who represented Johnny Depp in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, has been promoted to partner at her law firm, Brown Rudnick, the office announced on Tuesday.

“Historically, we reserved this announcement for the end of our 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,” William Baldiga, Brown’s chairman and CEO Rudnick, said in a press release.

Vasquez distinguished herself in the process with her way of asking questions – sometimes reserved, sometimes aggressive. She guided Depp through his testimony on the witness stand at the Fairfax, Virginia courthouse for several days.

With Heard in the stands in the closing days of the trial, Vasquez repeatedly hammered her with questions that suggested she was a liar and had concocted scenarios in which she claimed Depp had assaulted her. And in closing arguments, Vasquez suggested that Heard committed perjury and told the jurors not to believe her.

The scenes went viral on TikTok and Twitter, where Vasquez gained fans. Her approach ultimately worked in the jury, which reached a verdict that heavily favored Depp.

Vasquez, who is based in California, worked with Benjamin Chew, a partner in Brown Rudnick’s office in Washington, DC, during the trial. Chew was more low-key throughout the case, and former colleagues described him to Insider as having a “soft-spoken” style. The two were friends with fans of Depp and posed for photos with alpacas that one of them had taken outside the courthouse.

The quick promotion for Vasquez, a graduate of Southwestern Law School and the University of Southern California, may be a way for Brown Rudnick to keep her on the company’s workforce. The New York Post reported that other companies had considered poaching her. And she’s become a celebrity in her own right, with fans cheering her and her boyfriend, WeWork executive Edward Owen, on their way to the airport as they left Virginia.

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