Camille N. Johnson

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Camille Johnson and her husband, Douglas, are currently serving full-time as a Mission President and Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arequipa, Peru.  Camille is on a leave of absence from the law firm and from active practice until 2019. Please contact Cheryl Hunter for assistance at 801.322.9254.

Camille Johnson regularly advises clients on a wide variety of employment issues.  Camille proactively counsels and educates business clients and public employers regarding risk management initiatives that prevent or minimize employment claims.  If claims are threatened, she advises clients of strategies to promptly prevent or minimize the likelihood of litigation.  She also assists clients with the investigation of employment claims, including those alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Camille provides employment counsel to local, regional and international companies on subjects including the Fair Labor Standards Act, executive agreements, ADA, FMLA, Title VII and covenants-not-to-compete.  Camille’s clients range in size from small employers with local operations, to employers with global operations and more than 7,000 employees.

Camille has combined her experience in client counseling with a significant and varied litigation and trial practice.  Camille regularly defends clients in arbitrations, administrative hearings, and bench and jury trials.  She has represented private and public employers in federal and state court, as well as in related administrative proceedings and arbitrations.  Camille has handled and tried cases involving Title VII, sexual harassment, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, wrongful discharge, defamation, whistle-blowing, procedural due process, equal protection, and the enforcement of covenants not to compete.

Camille’s pharmaceutical defense practice includes the defense of leading pharmaceutical manufacturers in mass tort, coordinated litigation, and 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.

Within the firm, Camille chairs the firm’s Employment and Labor group and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.

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
  • Listed in Best Lawyers, Women in the Law 2016
  • Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer review as AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.*
  • Recognized as Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation, by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Labor & Employment Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation
  • Recognized as Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine
  • Served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University Of Utah College Of Law teaching Appellate Advocacy
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
*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.