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Engagements & Reviews

Representative Engagements

representative engagements


  • Stanford Law School

  • Harvard Law School

  • California Institute of Technology

  • Castilleja, Sacred Heart and Palo High Schools.

  • Menlo Park City School District

  • USF School of Law

  • Seattle University Law School


  • Keynote Speaker DMEC 2018 HR Compliance Conference

  • 2016 PDC Annual Conference

  • Keynote speaker, Stanford Leadwell Network, “Bringing Depression out of the Darkness.”

  • NAMI 2016 Annual Convention Panel Speaker

  • Panel speaker at the 2019 annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology

  • Lived Experience Presenter, Wells Fargo CEO Round-table

  • Palo Alto, CA Police Dept.


  • Adobe Systems, Office of General Counsel

  • Chevron Corporation

  • Morrison & Foerster

  • Fenwick & West

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Pillsbury Winthrop

  • McDermott Will & Emery

  • Winston & Strawn

  • Kirkland & Ellis

  • Orrick


Cameron’s story and presentation style make what most attorneys view as compliance training into an opportunity for self-reflection and awareness. I would highly recommend him to others.
— Mike Dillon, former General Counsel, Adobe Systems, Inc.

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[Cameron’s talk] helped dissolve a lot of stigma. I was afraid I would lose my community if I shared my inner hurt, but he said sharing makes me braver. I felt brave for suffering alone, but I don’t need to suffer in silence.”…. “His courage through his journey is inspiring and encouraging. It makes me want to stand up and tell my own story.
— Castilleja school seniors’ comments on Cam’s presentation
Cam is a guest speaker not to be missed. His account of his 2013 depression and alcoholism while a high-profile attorney, and his compelling message of recovery through mindfulness and healthy living, are unique and inspiring. Cam powerfully combines wisdom, humility, and authenticity to reach a variety of audiences from high schools to corporations. Cam is on a mission, and his impassioned and articulate recipe for transcending personal challenges is a spring board for important conversations around mental health, addiction and recovery.
— Joseph Mitchell, Sophomore Class Dean and History Instructor at Castilleja School

Mr. Stout’s [Attorney MCLE] presentation scores have averaged 4.9 on a 1 through 5 scale. That is unprecedented. This topic never receives that high a rating.
— Professional Development Consortium Member

Cameron Stout is a gifted storyteller with a message bound to inspire anyone who has battled adversity. His personal journey through depression and recovery offers countless lessons in determination and resilience, and the hope he provides is desperately needed in the mental health world.
— Jeff Bell, Author, When in Doubt, Make Belief

Cam Stout was one of three speakers at a Stanford Leadwell Network event called “Bringing Depression Out of the Darkness.” Cam’s courageous description of his victory over severe depression was a dynamic complement to the technical presentations of the Stanford professors. Cam’s warm, often gently humorous speaking style really engaged our diverse audience. Cam’s moving fight through suicidal ideation, and his description of his successful strategies of self-care, were both engaging and inspirational. The hope and perspective that Cam brings is a powerful antidote to the stigma that surrounds the daunting mental health and addiction issues our country faces.
— Patty Sue de Vries, Director Stanford LeadWELL Network
Mr. Stout’s speech at Stanford Law School was both inspirational, practical, and educational. It was quite obvious this topic resonated well with other students. I have seen firsthand the things he described occur to some of my colleagues. Cameron touched upon an area which often lurks just below the surface.
— Julia M., LL.M. 2016, Corporate Governance and Practice, Stanford Law School

I attended Cameron’s presentation on mental health and substance abuse at Seattle University School of Law. Cam’s presentation, based on his own struggle with and victory over major depression and alcoholism, was riveting. He is an amazing speaker and mentor, who brings an important sense of humor and deep insight to his remarkably candid talks.
— Keith Cohon, Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law

Mentoring Testimonials

Cameron’s particular gift is his ability to immediately connect with people and translate that connection into a teaching opportunity. I used to joke with him that if he wasn’t so good at being a lawyer he would make a great teacher or coach. Like all great teachers, Cameron instinctively analyzes why you are off track and how to correct your problem. His coaching is never condescending, but always memorable and often laced with humor.
— Former Law Partner

I don’t think I could have survived as a new law firm associate were it not for Cam Stout’s incredible mentoring. Cam was my trusted advisor and champion. He connects with people in a warm and human way, and the associates at our firm highly respected his openness, candor, skill, and integrity. Any young attorney would be privileged to have Cam for a mentor.
— Former Associate

I like you just the way you are.
— Fred Rogers