Gibbons Environmental Department Chair Camille Otero Selected to the Lawyers of Color Power List


January 24, 2020

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Camille V. Otero, Chair of the Environmental Department at Gibbons P.C., has been selected to the fifth Lawyers of Color Power List. Ms. Otero and fellow honorees will be celebrated at a reception on February 26 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC and will be profiled next month in the “Power Issue” of Lawyers of Color.

The Power list recognizes the nation’s most influential minority attorneys, including general counsel, managing partners, and law school deans, as well as legal media and nonprofit leaders.

“We are extremely proud of Camille and all that she has accomplished in her career, both as a dedicated environmental attorney and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee,” said Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “The firm congratulates her on this incredibly well-deserved recognition.”

Ms. Otero was also named one of the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching in 2016 and selected by NJBIZ as one of the state’s Best 50 Women in Business in 2017, and she has been listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

At Gibbons, Ms. Otero helps clients achieve their business goals by strategically managing environmental risk associated with manufacturing operations, as well as resulting litigation. She advises clients on the expansion and modification of facilities or operations that involve environmental considerations, as well as on community relations to ensure that their operations and engagement with the communities housing those operations remain productive and harmonious. She is involved in some of the most significant, high-profile cleanups and litigation of prominent waterways in New Jersey. She also represents clients in complex contract litigations involving significant legacy environmental liability resulting from the release of hazardous substances into the environment, and she handles enforcement proceedings concerning permit and other alleged environmental violations, often reducing or eliminating her clients’ liability.

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