Camille N. Johnson

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Camille Johnson proactively counsels and educates business clients and public employers regarding risk management initiatives and strategies that prevent or minimize employment claims.  She advises clients on employment policies and practices, discipline and terminations, the protection of confidential information, wage and hour practices, executive agreements and compensation plans, separation agreements, independent contractor relationships and the investigation of employment claims.  Camille’s clients range in size from small employers with local operations, to employers with global operations and more than 7,000 employees.

She serves as both advisor and litigator, having had extensive experience defending clients in employment litigation.  Camille has managed and tried cases involving Title VII, sexual harassment, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, wrongful discharge, defamation, whistle-blowing, procedural due process, equal protection, constitutional claims, and the enforcement of covenants not to compete.  She also regularly assists clients in mediation, arbitration and administrative hearings.

Camille has a significant and varied litigation and trial practice, which includes the defense of leading pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and coordinated litigation.  She supervised the diet drug litigation for Wyeth in Utah.

In 2003, Camille successfully defended the former vice president of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee in connection with an indictment arising out of the competition for the 2002 Winter Olympics, obtaining a judgment of acquittal at the close of the government’s case.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1989
  • B.A., University of Utah, 1985

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University Of Utah College Of Law teaching Appellate Advocacy
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Women in the Law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 4.9 out of 5.*
  • Recognized as Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation, by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Recognized as Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine
*Peer review Rated Lawyer of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.* *AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.