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Camille Hamilton Pating

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Overview

Camille Hamilton Pating chairs Meyers Nave’s statewide Workplace Investigations Practice. She is a sought-after attorney investigator, specializing in high-profile investigations involving government officials, executives and high-level employees of public, private and non-profit organizations. Camille has conducted over 150 investigations, including those that involve claims of fraud, waste and abuse, harassment/hostile work environment, abusive conduct, discrimination, retaliation, Title IX, police internal affairs, misappropriation, workplace violence, whistleblower matters and ethics violations. In addition, she provides appropriate corrective action advice to address issues often present in workplace climate investigations, such as those involving harassment, discrimination, unprofessional behavior, retaliation, bullying and safety. Camille also helps employers create, enhance and implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and initiatives.

She recently investigated allegations of harassment and discrimination at a digital media company, claims of racial bullying of students at an elite California university, alleged harassment by the CEO of a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, and allegations of systemic sexual harassment and sexual favoritism at a hospital. She has conducted major misconduct investigations involving elected officials and employees of some of the largest public employers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, Southern California and the nation. Camille investigated ethical misconduct claims regarding the City of Bell scandal, and was a member of the BART internal affairs team that investigated the officer-involved shooting death of Oscar Grant.

Camille also provides advice and training to employers on a wide range of personnel matters arising under state and federal law with emphasis on employee discipline, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, employee privacy and, social media issues. She is an experienced litigator and was a member of the trial team which successfully defended the Chief of Police and City of Richmond against charges of discrimination, winning a unanimous jury defense verdict that was chosen as a verdict of the year by the Daily Journal. Camille shares her expertise as a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars on topics that include preventing workplace bullying and harassment, recognizing implicit bias, social media and ethics.

She served as Chair of Meyers Nave’s Diversity Committee for five years and is a leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative, Diversity Initiative and Diversity Fellowship Program. Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Camille served as Senior Trial Counsel at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP in San Francisco. She was a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s office, where she litigated numerous civil jury trials, court trials, arbitrations and administrative hearings. She also served as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Ethics Commission.

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