Gibbons Environmental Group Chair Camille Otero Wins “Enterprising Women in Commerce” Award


August 5, 2021

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Camille V. Otero, Chair of the Environmental Group at Gibbons P.C., has won an “Enterprising Women in Commerce” Award from the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, earning the top spot in the “Law” category. Ms. Otero and the other honorees and finalists, who are all featured in the August issue of Commerce, the organization’s monthly magazine, will be recognized at an awards reception on August 18, 2021 at the Glen Ridge Country Club in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

The first annual Enterprising Women in Commerce Awards celebrates women who are achieving great things in their respective industries, inspiring and encouraging others, and leaving their marks in their chosen professions. In addition to Ms. Otero, Jennifer Phillips Smith, Director in the Real Property Group at Gibbons, was a runner-up in the “Ones to Watch” category, and June M. Inderwies, the firm’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, was a finalist for the “Enterprising Women in Commerce” Platinum Award.

Ms. Otero was also featured on the 2020 Lawyers of Color Power list, selected by NJBIZ as one of the state’s Best 50 Women in Business in 2017, named one of the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching in 2016, and ranked as a leading lawyer 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.