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Biography

Lawrence A. Pasini is the founder of Pasini Law LLC.  Prior to founding the firm, he was most recently a Senior Attorney in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Prior to his tenure at Cravath, Mr. Pasini practiced in a similar capacity at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP spanning about 30 years. All of these firms enjoy preeminent reputations globally and are known for the unsurpassed skills of their counsel. Mr. Pasini’s legal talents have put him at the forefront of contract negotiations involving the world’s most influential corporations and their executives and boards of directors.

Mr. Pasini is among the most highly-regarded and well known New York attorneys in the field of executive compensation and employment contract law representing CEOs and executive groups, and is recognized as a leading attorney in America in Chambers & Partners USA. A transactional and deal-making lawyer, Mr. Pasini’s skills at “getting to yes” while achieving outstanding results for his clients are a hallmark of his practice. In addition to a long list of accolades from colleagues and industry professionals, his achievements have led to his being named – for the past ten years in a row – a leading counsel in the executive compensation area in the New York metro area by Super Lawyers, the nationally syndicated magazine rating the services of attorneys in more than seventy areas of practice.

Mr. Pasini attended Fordham University on a full academic scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1984 where he majored in Finance at the College of Business Administration. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where he also received a full academic scholarship and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the St. John’s Law Review.

Mr. Pasini was a 7-year member of the board of directors of Holy Cross High School, serving as Chairman of their Tenure Committee, and has also served as a volunteer English tutor and guidance counselor for the students of the High School for more than seven years. Mr. Pasini was the 2012 inaugural Recipient of the St. Andre Medal and Award for service as having exemplified the virtue of service.

Married to the former Elizabeth Rutkowski, he and his wife have three children: Lawrence Jr., a graduate of Fairfield University where he majored in Political Science and is currently a law student; Julia Lee, an Economics alumna of New York University who is currently a Vice President of Goldman Sachs in the sales and trading division; and David, a graduate of the University of Miami where he majored in Finance, a former summer intern at Morgan Stanley and currently a Private Equity Associate with Archstone Capital.

Experience

Lawrence A. Pasini, the founder of Pasini Law LLC, was most recently a senior attorney in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Prior to his tenure at Cravath, Mr. Pasini practiced in a similar capacity at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP spanning about 30 years. All of these firms enjoy preeminent reputations globally and are known for the unsurpassed skills of their counsel. Mr. Pasini's legal talents have put him at the forefront of contract negotiations involving the world's most influential corporations and their executives and boards of directors.

Education

Mr. Pasini attended Fordham University on a full academic scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1984 where he majored in Finance at the College of Business Administration. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law, where he also received a full academic scholarship and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the St. John's Law Review.