Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez has been flooded with affords from Hollywood and is on the centre of an ongoing bidding warfare between regulation corporations that need her on their team following her victorious efficiency within the actor’s trial.
The tough-as-nails lawyer, 37, grew to become a star in her personal proper within the drawn-out defamation trial — sparring with Amber Heard throughout intense and generally vicious cross-examination and turning into a darling amongst Depp followers.
“Expertise brokers are circling Camille as a result of they recognise that she is the unicorn — a sensible, savvy, poised legal professional whose impactful efficiency in the course of the trial propelled her to a uncommon degree of visibility,” a supply mentioned.
“And the truth that she is a lady of color is an added bonus.”
Ms Vasquez and her colleagues efficiently satisfied the jury that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts introduced in opposition to the actor for writing in a 2018 Washington Put up op-ed that she was “a public determine representing home abuse”.
For the reason that trial wrapped on Wednesday, Ms Vasquez has already acquired affords from a number of conventional TV networks and cable channels, sources advised The Put up.
“Camille is inarguably an amazing voice to weigh in on authorized issues and networks are naturally chomping on the bit to talk along with her about on-air alternatives,” a former community government conversant in the affords mentioned.
Regardless of main the plaintiff’s case with lawyer Ben Chew, Ms Vasquez stays an affiliate at high-profile regulation agency Brown Rudnick, although celeb lawyer Judd Burstein guessed “she’ll be a associate quickly”.
“No agency would permit her to have a job in a giant trial like this if she wasn’t on the associate monitor,” mentioned Mr Burstein, who represents Nicki Minaj.
“There are two elements that go into making a associate — your high quality of lawyering and talent to draw enterprise. She will be able to most likely go anyplace and make a pleasant deal for herself.”
A authorized supply confirmed what Mr Burstein suspected.
“The authorized neighborhood is buzzing with corporations combating to be the best bidder for Camille to hitch their team,” the supply mentioned.
“She’s a shark and her efficiency in trial confirmed it.”
A lady associate at a high-profile regulation agency in Los Angeles only a few years older than Ms Vasquez mentioned she was “very shocked to see she was an affiliate,” contemplating what she dealt with on the Depp trial.
“More often than not associates aren’t given the kind of roles she was given — doing the cross and closings, that’s fairly unprecedented,” the supply mentioned.
Evaluating Ms Vasquez to Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, the supply mentioned “Camille’s trial expertise have been far more efficient than Elaine Bredehoft to some extent the place I nearly felt unhealthy for Elaine the place she was being out-lawyered by an affiliate like that.
“I’m shocked she wasn’t promoted earlier than the trial and I might be fully floored if she wasn’t promoted by now,” the supply added.
Brown Rudnick advised The Put up that it’s “thrilled that so many individuals are seeing what we’ve recognized for years: that Camille Vasquez is a star.”
“We have been all the time assured that she had what it takes to succeed on this stage. That’s why she is a key member of the trial team and has a shiny future with us,” the agency added.
Depp’s brass gained a lot fandom that one fan gave herself a tattoo with the define of Ms Vasquez’s wavy hair and energy swimsuit, with the word “objection” beneath.
Followers additionally speculated that Ms Vasquez may be relationship Depp, a hearsay that was rapidly quashed by each groups and additional trounced after she was pictured post-trial along with her boyfriend Edward Owen.
Ms Vasquez, who remains to be working for Depp, declined to remark. A rep for Depp had no remark.
The actor might be again in court docket in July after Gregg Brooks, a crew member on a film set, accused him of assault. Brown Rudnick is representing him the case.
This text initially appeared on the New York Put up and is reproduced with permission