Brown Rudnick promotes Camille Vasquez after Johnny Depp, Amber Heard’s defamation trial in Virginia


Camille M. Vasquez, 37, of California, United States became an associate in Brown Rudnick‘s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group in March 2018. On June 7, 2022, the international law firm elevated the Colombian-Cuban lawyer to partner.

“I am delighted that Brown Rudnick has given me its full vote of confidence by having me join the partnership,” Vasquez stated. “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.”


Born in San Francisco, California to Leonel Vasquez and María Marilia Puentes Vásquez, Camille is fluent in English and Spanish. Leonel is Colombian while Maria is Cuban.

In 2006, Camille graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California with a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science. In 2010, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.


Camille is in a relationship with WeWork executive Edward Owen, 38, of London, England. They met at The Cow, an upscale gastropub in London, in November 2021.

Based in Irvine, Orange County, California, Brown Rudnick launched its inaugural European Litigation Funding Conference in London in May 2022. The firm serves clients around the world from offices in key financial centers across the U.S. and Europe. 

As a Brown Rudnick associate, Camille was a member of the legal team of Johnny Depp, 58, in his $50 million defamation lawsuit against his former Amber Heard, 36. The trial started on April 11, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA before Judge Penney Azcarate.

On June 1, 2022, a jury of seven found both Depp and Heard liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other but he was awarded significantly more damages. He was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages but Azcarte reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 because punitive damages in the state of Virginia are capped at that amount.

Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. The jury awarded her no money for punitive damages.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.