Camden Webb fulfills two roles for Williams Mullen’s clients: leading the firm’s Firearms Industry Group and handling our clients’ tough litigation matters. In leading Williams Mullen’s firearms practice, Camden coordinates the firm’s representation of members of the firearms industry, including manufacturers, retailers and government contractors. The firm also assists businesses outside the firearms industry with matters such as the unique issues faced by lenders to the firearms industry and employers who must implement policies regarding employees’ possession and use of firearms. As a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice, Camden also represents clients in difficult litigation matters. Camden’s experience includes intra-corporate and intra-partnership disputes; conflicts arising from corporate transactions; and litigation involving financial institutions.
Camden Webb fulfills two roles for Williams Mullen’s clients: leading the firm’s Firearms Industry Group and handling our clients’ tough litigation matters.
In leading Williams Mullen’s firearms practice, Camden coordinates the firm’s representation of members of the firearms industry, including manufacturers, retailers and government contractors. The firm also assists businesses outside the firearms industry with matters such as the unique issues faced by lenders to the firearms industry and employers who must implement policies regarding employees’ possession and use of firearms.
Camden’s approach is practical and innovative, focusing on concrete, business-oriented solutions that help clients navigate this highly complex area of the law, including issues under the National Firearms Act, the Gun Control Act and state gun laws. Camden also chairs U.S. Senator Thom Tillis’ Second Amendment Advisory Group, which is comprised of constituents who provide input to the senator on firearms issues.
As a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice, Camden also represents clients in difficult litigation matters. Camden’s experience includes intra-corporate and intra-partnership disputes; conflicts arising from corporate transactions; and litigation involving financial institutions. Camden is also a member of the firm’s White Collar and Investigations Team, and, in this role, he represents clients in the health care, financial services and firearms industries.
Camden seeks early and efficient resolution of disputes and applies legal project management principles to case analysis and strategy, staffing, information management and budgeting to increase the efficiency of case management and to maximize the predictability of litigation expenses. And, when the circumstances require it, Camden takes cases to trial to assert his clients’ rights.
Camden is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, and he helped found the Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, serving as its founding president.
Before joining Williams Mullen, Camden was a U.S. Army officer, serving as a Judge Advocate. Camden maintains his connection to the Armed Services through his pro bono work, assisting organizations such as Hope for the Warriors and The Duskin and Stephens Foundation.
Camden received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- North Carolina Court of Appeals
- North Carolina General Court of Justice
- North Carolina State Bar
- University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D.) with honors
CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.
Firearms Industry and Second Amendment
- Represented firearms industry members regarding ATF inspections, investigations by the Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, and potential regulatory action stemming from such inspections and investigations.
- Addressed ATF NFA Branch regulations and procedures; voluntary disclosures under ITAR; ITAR technical data access; ATF theft-loss reporting; and ATF A&D / bound book procedures.
- Assisted the firm’s clients with tailoring their business operations to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
- Advised e-commerce retailers on terms and conditions of firearms sales over the internet and on challenges posed by shipping to states and localities that restrict firearms and ammunition sales.
- Advised a government contractor on the proper steps for transporting NFA-regulated firearms in support of its Department of Defense training mission.
- Represented a federal firearms licensee in license revocation proceedings.
- Defended a firearms industry member against allegations of trademark infringement.
- Provided advice to firearms industry members regarding banking regulations and relationships in light of restrictions on lending to the industry.
- Advised businesses outside the firearms industry on gun laws, including firearms laws that affect the employer-employee relationship such as state statutes allowing employees to possess firearms in their vehicles on company property.
- Litigated Second Amendment issues, including plaintiffs in cases challenging North Carolina’s concealed handgun permit statute.
- Submitted an amicus curiae brief in Byrd v. Franklin County, North Carolina, which was a case heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court involving a county’s decision to prohibit a shooting range. His work focused on the Second Amendment implications of a ban on ranges.
Banking and Financial Services Representation
- Defended a mortgage company and its principal in a civil RICO action brought by the FDIC as the receiver for a failed bank, in which the FDIC alleged that the mortgage company had sold bad mortgages to the bank. The case was settled quickly.
- Directed the internal investigation for a bank regarding a bank employee’s embezzlement of funds. Working with bank executives and federal law enforcement, we identified the suspicious transactions, advised on compliance with bank security laws and changes to bank procedures to improve security, and handled all customer claims arising out of the incident, and the court granted restitution on behalf of the bank during the employee’s criminal proceedings.
- Defended a class action lawsuit under the federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. The suit presented a novel question of law under the FDCPA, and the U.S. District Court dismissed the case prior to the clients having to file an answer to the complaint. That dismissal was upheld on appeal. As a result, the clients avoided entirely the costs of class certification and discovery.
- Represented the holder of a letter of credit whose claim on the LOC was denied by the FDIC after the FDIC seized the bank that issued the letter of credit. The case was settled.
- Currently defending the former directors and officers of a bank that was taken over by the FDIC. The FDIC, as receiver of the bank, has sued, alleging that the former officers and directors were negligent in their lending practices.
- Defended a bank against claims by a commercial borrower (a developer) and its guarantors that the bank had ceased lending to the borrower, thereby causing a housing development to fail. The plaintiffs had sued for $40 million in damages. After motions practice and extensive discovery, including the discrediting of the borrower’s expert witness on bank lending practices, the case was settled under terms that required the borrower and guarantors to pay the bank to resolve the lawsuit.
- Defended an investment services company and its investment advisers against a series of investors’ claims stemming from losses in a specific set of securities. Through the FINRA arbitration process, the claims were resolved.
- Currently defending the members of a credit union’s supervisory committee (equivalent to a bank’s audit committee) against contribution and indemnification claims filed by the credit union’s outside auditors.
- Defended a bank against claims by a commercial borrower, who contended that the bank had not received the required authorizations that would bind the borrower regarding the subject loans. The case was designated to the North Carolina Business Court, which dismissed the complaint prior to the filing of an answer. The plaintiff did not appeal, and the bank did not have to incur the costs of discovery.
- Currently defending a mortgage broker against the United States government in a civil False Claims Act case.
- Represented a bank in federal court in New York against a claim by its investment banker that it was owed a success fee. The investment banker contended that the scope of its engagement letter required the bank to pay a success fee even though the bank raised capital with a “friends and family” offering unrelated to the investment banker’s services. After discovery and disclosure of facts revealing the intent of the scope provision of the engagement letter, the case was settled.
- Defended a mortgage company against claims by a consumer borrower that the mortgage company had violated North Carolina’s mortgage lending statute and unfair and deceptive trade practices statute. The case was settled.
Selected Trial Experience
- Represented a global credit card issuer in a federal jury trial in a novel case involving violations of North Carolina’s Debt Adjusting Act. The credit card issuer’s customer had entered into a contract with a debt counselor, but the debt counselor had engaged in practices prohibited by North Carolina law. There was a jury verdict in favor of the credit card issuer against the debt counselor for amounts unpaid by the customer.
- Represented a manufacturing company in a federal lawsuit against the client’s former consultant who had transferred trade secrets to a competitor. The case was tried to a jury, which found liability, and the former consultant settled the case before the damages phase of the trial began. When the former consultant attempted to discharge the settlement obligation through bankruptcy, a fraudulent transfer action was litigated in bankruptcy court, and the case was settled.
- Defended at trial a multinational construction company against claims by a subcontractor who bid on a portion of a project but was not awarded the subcontract. At trial, the subcontractor’s principal admitted that the subcontractor had knowledge of misrepresentations in the subcontractor's bid package, and the court held against the subcontractor on all issues.
- Represented a close corporation and its principals in a jury trial involving claims by the corporation’s former president that his shareholder expectations had been frustrated by his fellow shareholders’ ouster of him as president. The former president had, however, signed a contract tendering his shares and resigning as president. Despite his claim that he was forced to sign the contract under duress, there was a jury verdict enforcing the contract and requiring the tendering of shares back to the corporation, thereby defeating the former president’s claims.
- Represented a manufacturing company in a two-week AAA commercial arbitration involving claims by a wholesaler that the products manufactured by our client were defective.
- Represented a distributor in a three-week jury trial in state court, in which the distributor alleged that a supplier had breached its distribution contract and misled the distributor about the terms of distribution. There was a jury verdict for breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and piercing the corporate veil, holding the owner of the supplier personally liable.
Litigation Relating to Corporate Governance and Transactions
- Represented a company that purchased the assets of a competitor against a creditor’s claim of de facto merger. The creditor contended that the purchasing company had in effect merged with the debtor, but after the case was designated to North Carolina Business Court, and summary judgment was granted on behalf of our client on all issues.
- In North Carolina Business Court, represented a close corporation, related LLCs, and their principals in an effort to remove the companies’ manager/president from control of the corporation and LLCs. The court ordered such removal.
- Represented a general partner, who had left her partnership years prior, against a claim by a third party for personal injury. The issue was whether the former partner’s exit from the partnership was performed in a manner freeing her of liability. After discovery, the case was settled.
- Represented a manufacturing company in AAA arbitration against claims by the seller under an asset purchase agreement. The seller claimed that the purchaser had not paid as promised, despite the seller’s non-performance under the terms of the contract.
FIC 2023 to Help FFLs Mitigate Compliance Risk
Law 360 Features Williams Mullen Attorneys for Work on Appeal in the 4th Circuit
Firearms Industry Conference 2023 Agenda to Address FFL Operational Concerns
15 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers List; Camden and Kapp Named to Top List
11 Williams Mullen Attorneys Honored by Business North Carolina's 2023 'Legal Elite'
Assessing and Mitigating Legal Risk: Emerging Trends and Challenges to the PLCAA
Williams Mullen’s Litigation Practice Named in Benchmark Litigation 2023
123 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
ATF Addresses FFL Audience on Expansive Changes in 2021R-05 ‘Frame or Receiver’ Final Ruling
ITAR & EAR Export Controls on Firearms - Five Important Points You Need to Know
New Frame & Receiver Ruling Announced; ATF to Address Industry at FIC 2022
Over 20 ATF Executives & Personnel to Attend Firearms Industry Conference 2022
ATF Regulations Reloaded
Managing Legal Risks in the Supply Chain: A Note on Terms and Conditions of Sale
ATF Regulations Coming: (re)Defining a "Firearm," Stabilizing Braces and Solvent Traps
Examining Responsibilities of an FFL Responsible Person at FIC 2022
Import/Export Professionals to Navigate Global Firearms Trade & Compliance at FIC 2022
Innovators to Showcase Future of FFL Technology at Firearms Industry Conference 2022
2022 Firearms Industry Conference Kicks Off Registration
16 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers List; Camden, Johnson, Kapp and Scott Named to Top List
14 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s 2022 ‘Legal Elite’
Williams Mullen’s Litigation Practice Named in Benchmark Litigation 2022
124 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
A Look Back - State and Local Law Compliance is Essential to E-Commerce Success in Sale of Firearms and Related Accessories
Online Gun Sales: Four Aspects of Effective and Compliant E-Commerce Sales Terms
Lawsuit “Immunity” for Firearms Industry Members? What the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Really Says
17 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers List; Camden, Kapp, Scott and Johnson Named to Top Lists
Williams Mullen’s Litigation and Labor, Employment & Immigration Practices Named in Benchmark Litigation 2021; 15 Attorneys Recognized
116 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©; Most Total Lawyers in Virginia
NC Grants Broad Immunity to Businesses for COVID-19 Related Illnesses
ITAR Firearms Amendments - Six Important Points You Need to Know
10 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers List; Camden, Kapp and Scott Named to Top Lists
PODCAST: Are You Interested in Investing in a Company With a Federal Firearms License (FFL)?
Williams Mullen’s Litigation and Labor, Employment & Immigration Practices Named in Benchmark Litigation 2020; 14 Attorneys Recognized
119 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
11 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers List; Keith Kapp and Elizabeth Scott Named to Top Lists
Williams Mullen’s Litigation and Labor, Employment and Immigration Practices Named in Benchmark Litigation 2019; 11 Attorneys Recognized
110 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in Latest Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©
Export Control Amendments Proposed for Commercial Firearms, Ammunition and Related Products
9 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2018; 3 Included in Rising Stars List
2017 Highlights the Importance of State Law Compliance in the Firearms Industry
11 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s 2018 ‘Legal Elite’
Williams Mullen’s Litigation Practice Recognized in 2018 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
How SilencerCo Strategically Uses Two Federal Laws in Innovative Design of the Maxim 50
Camden Webb Talks Operation Choke Point with Fox News
Operation Choke Point: Justice Department Announces Program’s End
Camden Webb Discusses End of Operation Choke Point with the Washington Examiner
114 Williams Mullen Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
10 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named to the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers List
ITAR Guide for the Firearms Industry
Williams Mullen’s Litigation Practice Honored in 2017 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
New Guidance on ITAR Registration in the Firearms Industry
100 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers in America
Senators’ Gun Control Proposals Illustrate Key Tension in Federal Firearms Policy
New ATF Ruling Allows Cloud-Based Storage of Acquisition and Disposition Records
Sandy Hook Lawsuit Aims to Weaken PLCAA, While Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss
Seven Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2016 North Carolina ‘Legal Elite’
Firearms Industry Alert: Obama’s Executive Order Broadens Regulation, Highlights Compliance Challenges
Badger Guns Case Highlights Retailers’ Legal Risk and Need for Compliance and Training
Williams Mullen’s Litigation Practice Honored by Benchmark Litigation
Operation Choke Point: Lawsuit Against Federal Bank Regulators Survives Motion to Dismiss, Proceeds to Discovery
State and Local Law Compliance is Essential to E-Commerce Success in Sale of Firearms and Related Accessories
Online Gun Sales: E-Commerce Terms that Work, and Keep the Seller Safe
106 Williams Mullen Attorneys named 2016 Best Lawyers in America
North Carolina Enacts Omnibus Firearms Law, Promotes Uniformity and Standardization of NC’s Gun Laws
Camden Webb discusses SCOTUS housing discrimination decision on NC public radio
Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: What are the Practical Consequences for Mortgage Lenders?
Williams Mullen Files Brief with NC Supreme Court to Protect Rights of Shooting Range Owners
Camden Webb discusses constitutional rights of legal immigrants in NRA News segment
Camden Webb mentioned in Washington Post article
Camden Webb featured in NRA News radio segment
Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Is it About Guns on the Shelves or Guns in the Streets?
TBJ article covers the latest developments in NCTracks suit
State AGs and Regulators Step Up UDAAP Enforcement
Williams Mullen North Carolina Attorneys Named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2015 North Carolina “Legal Elite”
The Crimes of Others: Adam Lanza, Sandy Hook, and Protection Against Tort Liability for Selling Firearms
Benchmark Litigation Names Williams Mullen a ‘Recommended’ Firm in North Carolina for 2015
100 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America
Williams Mullen North Carolina Attorneys Named 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Williams Mullen Medicaid Litigation Team Files Class Action Lawsuit Against NCTracks
Benchmark Litigation Names Williams Mullen a ‘Recommended’ Firm in North Carolina
100 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America
The CFTC’s New Rule for Banks: Protect Your Customers’ Customers
Williams Mullen North Carolina Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
104 Williams Mullen Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America
Banks Face Billions in Liability Exposure
Williams Mullen Client Wins Important Case, Assuring That It Is Not Held Liable for Debts of its Corporate Predecessor
John Paris & Camden Webb Featured in Triangle Business Journal Article
Williams Mullen to Co-Host 2023 Firearms Industry Conference
Early Registration Now Open for 2023 Firearms Industry Conference
Ideas for Businesses to Navigate Economic Uncertainty Webinar
Camden Webb and Chuck James Co-Present Webinar on ATF Ruling 2021R-05F
2022 Firearms Industry Conference
Firearms Industry Compliance Conference - 2021
Webinar: Marketing Practices Liability In The Firearms Industry