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 also assists clients with the investigation of employment claims, including those alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Camille advises 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. 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, and the enforcement of covenants not to compete.

Camille’s pharmaceutical defense practice includes the defense of leading pharmaceutical 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
  • Speaker, Five Common Mistakes by Public Employers, International Public Management Association for Human Resources—Utah Chapter, October 2019
  • Speaker, Employment Law, Utah Local Governments Trust, August 2019
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University Of Utah College Of Law teaching Appellate Advocacy
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • 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 Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • 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.