Camille Joseph Varlack
Camille Joseph Varlack, is a Founding partner and the chief operating officer of Bradford Edwards & Varlack. With over 16 years of hands-on experience in public and private sector legal and operational leadership, she has built her career and reputation on bringing a calm and disciplined approach to risk management and is an expert at solving complex organizational problems.
Ms. Varlack has expertise in managing risk in large organizations and is known for her ability to successfully navigate large scale crises. In summer 2020, the request of the Governor’s Office, she served as a member of the New York State COVID-19 Task Force.
Ms. Varlack served in the New York State Executive Chamber as Deputy Director of State Operations, Chief Risk Officer and Special Counsel. Ms. Varlack was in charge of leading teams through statewide crises including natural disasters, storm response, potential terrorist activities and cyber attacks, as well as responding to a multitude of public health crises. She worked hand in hand with local and federal law enforcement officials, press teams, and conducted internal investigations on a range of subjects including governance, financial compliance and employment/HR matters.
As Chief Risk Officer she was responsible for managing audit, compliance and internal control issues for state agencies and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the first statewide enterprise risk management system.
Ms. Varlack’s clients include representing an officer of an Essence Communications subsidiary in several legal actions, a senior executive in the negotiation of a severance package, and the manager of a Manhattan-based medical practice in an employment litigation in the S.D.N.Y.
Ms. Varlack advises businesses on risk, legal crisis management, employment litigation and the resolution of related complex business matters including organizational change management, crisis response, and internal and governmental investigations.