I am well-positioned to help clients navigate complex legal challenges because I prioritize learning about their business and industry. I believe that if you do not understand a client’s world, then you cannot step into their shoes and solve their legal challenges. Business models are constantly evolving. That is why I always ask clients “What are your business objectives?” Then I help them meet those objectives, and I coach them on how to think about problems and workable solutions.
Camille Bryant is a Member in our Labor and Employment practice group. Based in our New Orleans office, she guides employers through a wide range of employment law issues, whether through litigation or advice and counsel. In the areas of litigation, Camille has experience representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class action litigation. She is well versed in advising employers with respect to independent contractor classification, non-compete agreements, counsel and discipline, wage and hour issues, and employment discrimination. She also advises clients on issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including places of public accommodation and website accessibility, and she conducts investigations and trainings for clients. She also negotiates collective bargaining agreements and has coordinated anti-union campaign efforts.
As a trainer and DEI facilitator, Camille guides organizations in creating workplace cultures of safety, respect, diversity, and inclusion, and helps employers effectively investigate, defend against, and develop advance plans to avoid or minimize workplace crises stemming from claims of racist or non-inclusive workplace environments, discrimination, sexual harassment, and other workplace misconduct. Camille has worked with clients in the financial services, education, energy, retail, nonprofit, and legal services industries to manage serious internal investigations, conduct workplace culture assessments, and advise on crisis management and remediation of potential workplace issues.
More broadly, Camille’s work entails a combination of high-level strategic thinking with respect to how various courses of potential action will affect not only the case at hand but also the client’s more long-term business operations. In this role, Camille walks clients through various scenarios, strategizing the outcome and impact of each. Will a lawsuit succeed? How will it affect other employees? The company’s brand? Its perception in the market? Depending on the facts, Camille’s formidable negotiation skills are utilized to manage complex, emotionally loaded, and operationally challenging situations with workable solutions.