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Camille Hamilton Pating

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Overview

Camille Hamilton Pating is co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice and chair of the 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 also advises and defends employers in litigation, arbitrations and disciplinary hearings and appeals. Her practice includes Title VII proceedings, including race, sex, disability and age-based harassment and discrimination, grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, reasonable accommodation, leave of absence issues, hiring/separation processes, and employee privacy.

Camille has conducted over 150 investigations, including claims of harassment/hostile work environment, fraud, waste, abusive conduct, discrimination, retaliation, Title IX, police internal affairs, misappropriation, workplace violence, whistleblower matters and ethics violations. Having conducted numerous investigations for public sector employers, Camille is well versed in the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights, as well as the Weingarten rights afforded to public employees. In addition, she provides appropriate corrective action advice to address issues often present in workplace climate investigations, and helps employers create, enhance and implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs and initiatives.

Camille 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 throughout California. 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.

She is also an experienced litigator and served as a member of the trial team which won a unanimous jury defense verdict for the Chief of Police and City of Richmond against charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation in a highly publicized case that was selected as a defense verdict of the year by the Daily Journal.

Camille 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. 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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