Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez has been flooded with presents from Hollywood and is on the heart of an ongoing bidding warfare between regulation corporations that need her on their staff following her victorious efficiency within the actor’s trial, sources advised The Publish.
The tough-as-nails legal professional, 37, turned a star in her personal proper within the drawn-out defamation trial — sparring with Amber Heard throughout intense and typically vicious cross-examination and changing into a darling amongst Depp followers.
Trade sources say doorways are opening for Vasquez — it’s only a matter of which one she chooses.
“Expertise brokers are circling Camille as a result of they acknowledge that she is the unicorn — a sensible, savvy, poised legal professional whose impactful efficiency throughout the trial propelled her to a uncommon stage of visibility,” a supply stated. “And the truth that she is a lady of shade is an added bonus.”
Vasquez and her colleagues satisfied the jury that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts introduced in opposition to the actress for writing in a 2018 Washington Publish op-ed that she was “a public determine representing home abuse.”
Because the trial wrapped on Wednesday, Vasquez has already acquired presents from a number of conventional TV networks and cable channels, sources advised The Publish.
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“Camille is inarguably an incredible voice to weigh in on authorized issues and networks are naturally chomping on the bit to talk together with her about on-air alternatives,” a former community government acquainted with the presents stated.
Regardless of main the plaintiff’s case with legal professional Ben Chew, Vasquez stays an affiliate at high-profile regulation agency Brown Rudnick, although movie star lawyer Judd Burstein guessed “she’ll be a companion quickly.”
“No agency would permit her to have a task in a giant trial like this if she wasn’t on the companion observe,” stated Burstein, who represents Nicki Minaj. “There are two elements that go into making a companion — your high quality of lawyering and talent to draw enterprise. She will in all probability go wherever and make a pleasant deal for herself.”
A authorized supply confirmed what Burstein suspected.
“The authorized neighborhood is buzzing with corporations preventing to be the very best bidder for Camille to hitch their staff,” the supply stated. “She’s a shark and her efficiency in trial confirmed it.”
A girl companion at a high-profile regulation agency in Los Angeles just some years older than Vasquez stated she was “very stunned 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 stated.
Evaluating Vasquez to Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, the supply stated, “Camille’s trial expertise have been far more efficient than Elaine Bredehoft to a degree the place I nearly felt dangerous 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 utterly floored if she wasn’t promoted by now,” the supply added.
Brown Rudnick advised The Publish 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 staff and has a shiny future with us,” the agency added.
Depp’s lawyer gained a lot fandom that one fan gave herself a tattoo with the define of Vasquez’s wavy hair and energy swimsuit, with the phrase “objection” beneath.
Followers additionally speculated that Vasquez is perhaps courting Depp, a rumor that was shortly quashed by each groups and additional trounced after she was pictured post-trial together with her boyfriend Edward Owen.
Vasquez, who remains to be working for Depp, declined to remark. A rep for Depp had no remark.
The actor shall 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 within the case.