Camille L. Gustafson


Camille Gustafson counsels employers on day-to-day employment matters such as terminations, leaves of absences, wage-and-hour compliance, investigating and responding to complaints of harassment and discrimination, and responding to requests for accommodation.  She advises employers regarding new legal developments and drafts policies to ensure compliance.

In addition to counseling, Camille has successfully litigated a number of employment-related cases, with a focus on wage-and-hour and PAGA litigation.  Camille also represents employers before governmental agencies such as the EEOC, DFEH, and the California Labor Commissioner.

Prior to joining the firm, Camille served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judith McConnell, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, and for the Honorable Anthony Battaglia, United States District Court.  She also worked as a law clerk for the Employee Rights Center and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.

In addition, Camille has nearly 20 years of professional experience in marketing, communication, and development.  She has extensive experience with non-profit organizations and the hospitality industry.


  • California Western School of Law, J.D., January 2014, cum laude, concentration in Labor and Employment
  • Virginia Tech, B.A, Communication, 1994

Professional Experience

  • Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, Partner January 2022 – present; Associate, August 2014 – December 2021
  • Honorable Judith McConnell, Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Judicial Extern, Summer 2013 and Spring 2014
  • Honorable Anthony Battaglia, United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Judicial Extern, Fall 2013


  • All California state courts
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Children’s Legal Services of San Diego
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing I and II, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2020-2021
  • Member, State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Board Member, Urban Corps San Diego County, 2018-2021
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Leadership, 2015


  • Calif. Wage And Hour Issues When Adding Paid Holidays, Law 360, October 22, 2021
  • Employers’ Role in the Rescue – New COBRA Subsidy Requirement, PPSC E-Update, April 2021
  • New California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect March 29, PPSC E-Update, March 2021
  • Creating a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy - Worth a Shot?, PPSC E-Update, March 2021
  • COVID-19 Response: Ways To Reduce Labor Costs In Calif., Law 360, March 2020
  • Calif. Employers Should Consider Drug Test Policy Updates, Law 360, October 2019
  • Guide To Reclassifying Calif. Workers Post-Dynamex, Law 360, November 5, 2018
  • Dress Codes and Religious Accommodation in California—A Delicate Constitutional Balance, Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin, June 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Tackling Current Covid Challenges: Balancing Business and Legal Issues, PPSC Annual Employment Law Update, November 2021
  • Keeping your Company Compliant in 2021, UKG, May 2021
  • An Employer's Tool Kit For COVID-19: Practical Advice for Employers on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Other Key Employment Issues¸ PPSC Webinar, April 2020
  • California Employment Law Update, UKG, April 2020
  • Does Your Company’s Drug Policy Need to Go to Rehab?, PPSC Annual Employment Law Seminar, October 2019
  • Practical Implications of Dynamex Decision, PPSC Annual Employment Law Seminar, October 2018
  • Catch All, PPSC Annual Employment Law Seminar, October 2016
  • Background Checks, PPSC Annual Employment Law Seminar, October 2015