Lawrence A. Pasini


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Lawrence A. Pasini


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.

Mr. Pasini is among the most highly-regarded and well known New York attorneys in the field of executive compensation and employment contract law. 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 six 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 serves as a pro-bono artistic consultant and business advisor to the Alexander & Buono Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that has helped to launch and sustain the careers of more than three hundred classical musicians worldwide. He 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 2013 graduate of Fairfield University where he majored in Political Science and is a volatility trader in New York City; Julia Lee, a 2015 Economics alumna of New York University who works at the rates sales and trading desk at Goldman Sachs in New York City; and David, a graduate of Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, four year Varsity lacrosse player, recipient of highest honors in visual arts and sculpture, and currently a Finance major at the University of Miami.

Practice Areas

Executive Compensation