Johnny Depp, Amber Heard: Hollywood fights for lawyer Camille Vazquez

She became an unexpected star in the Depp and Heard trial, and now Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camilla Vasquez is reportedly inundated with Hollywood offers.

Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camilla Vasquez has been inundated with offers from Hollywood and is at the center of an ongoing war between law firms who want her on their team following her winning performance in the actor’s trial.

The tough-as-nails lawyer, 37, became the star of a drawn-out libel trial, sparring Amber Heard during intense and sometimes brutal cross-examination, and became a fan favorite for Depp.

This was reported by sources in the industry. New York Post Doors open for Mrs. Vasquez – the only question is which one she chooses.

“Talented agents are circling around Camille because they recognize that she is a unicorn — a smart, quick-witted, level-headed lawyer whose impressive performance during her trial propelled her to a rare level of notoriety,” the source said.

“And the fact that she’s a woman of color is an added bonus.”

Ms. Vasquez and her colleagues successfully convinced jurors that Heard slandered Depp on all three counts brought against the actor for writing the article in 2018. Washington Post in the article that she was “a public figure representing domestic violence”.

Since the lawsuit concluded on Wednesday, Ms. Vasquez has already received offers from several traditional TV networks and cable channels, sources said. Mail.

“Camille is undeniably a great voice to weigh in on legal matters, and the network naturally doesn’t mind talking to her about on-air opportunities,” said a former network executive familiar with the proposals.

Although Vasquez is leading the plaintiff’s case with attorney Ben Chu, Ms. Vasquez remains a partner in the renowned law firm Brown Rudnick, although famed lawyer Judd Burstein suggested that “she will soon become a partner.”

“No firm would let her get into a major lawsuit like this if she wasn’t on her way to a partnership,” said Mr. Burstein, who represents Nicki Minaj.

“There are two factors that influence the choice of a partner – the quality of your legal assistance and the ability to attract business. She can probably go anywhere and get a good deal for herself.

A legal source confirmed Mr. Burshtein’s suspicions.

“The legal community is buzzing with firms vying to offer Camille the highest bid to join their team,” the source said.

“She’s a shark and her performance in court showed it.”

A female partner at a well-known law firm in Los Angeles, just a few years older than Ms. Vasquez, said she was “very surprised to see that she was a partner,” given what she did in Depp’s trial.

“Most of the time, colleagues aren’t given the roles that they gave her — doing crosses and closings, which is pretty unprecedented,” the source said.

Comparing Ms Vasquez to Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehof, the source said, “Camille’s litigation skills were much more effective than Elaine Bredehof’s, to the point where I almost felt sorry for Elaine as she was outlawed by such an assistant.”

“I’m shocked that she hasn’t been promoted to trial and I would be completely shocked if she wasn’t promoted now,” the source added.

Brown Rudnick said Mail that he is “excited that so many people are seeing what we’ve known for years: that Camille Vasquez is a star.”

“We have always made sure that she has what it takes to succeed on this stage. That is why she is a key member of the research team and has a great future with us,” the company added.

Depp’s leadership became so popular that one fan tattooed herself with an outline of Ms. Vasquez’s wavy hair and business suit, with the word “objection” underneath.

Fans also speculated that Ms. Vasquez might be dating Depp, a rumor that was quickly debunked by both teams and further debunked after she was photographed post-trial with her boyfriend, Edward Owen.

Ms. Vasquez, who still works for Depp, declined to comment. Depp’s rep did not comment.

The actor will face trial again in July after Gregg Brooks, a crew member, accused him of assault. Brown Mine represents him.

This article originally appeared on New York Post and reproduced with permission

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