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Difference between partner and partner as Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, is promoted

Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, has been promoted from partner to partner, but what exactly is the difference between the two when it comes to a law firm?

Vasquez became the star of the defamation case when she first appeared to cross-examine Amber Heard. It didn’t take long for people to start talking about her on social media.

In fact, there were rumors that Vasquez and Depp might be in a romantic relationship. However, these were turned down very quickly. Now, having enjoyed his fame on social media and television. Vasquez is ready to take on a much more serious role in her law firm.

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Difference Between Associate and Partner in a Law Firm

There are a number of differences between the two roles and the main one is in the hierarchy. For starters, a partner in a law firm holds a higher position than an associate.

According to Indeed, an associate at a law firm is considered an entry-level job because companies tend to seek people who have little or no experience handling legal cases. That being said, their salary tends to be lower than that of a partner. Their work also revolves around collaborations where they work with partners who have been assigned to a particular case.

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To add to this, they are also expected to do extensive research for a particular case. Meanwhile, a partner is someone who has years of experience and has worked on high-end cases. Their salary is higher than that of an associate and they are often seen as leaders who take the lead on a file.

Camille Vasquez is promoted

On June 7, Brown Rudnick confirmed that Vasquez had been promoted to partner after being a partner. The company’s website noted that Vasquez joined the agency in 2018, and since then she has been part of several high profile cases.

However, the one that set her apart from the rest was when she represented Depp in the 2022 libel case against Heard. The company further added that it usually waits until the end of the financial year to announce such promotions, but Vasquez’s excellent work should be recognized.


How Camille Vasquez became an overnight star

Vasquez attracted a lot of attention when she showed up to cross-examine Heard. Her confidence and focused questions are what drew people to her.

At the same time, her relationship and comfort level with Depp did not go unnoticed as the cameras managed to capture the bond the two shared in court. People were quick to voice their opinions about it, while others admitted they wanted to be a lawyer like Vasquez.

Even now, when Vasquez steps out, people rush to take a picture with her. Although there have been rumors that Vasquez has offered her several job offers, it looks like she’s not going anywhere.

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