Laura Pasqualone

Laura Pasqualone

Associate

Arizona
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Ms. Pasqualone is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. She ‎practices primarily in the areas of employment law and business litigation. She regularly advises ‎employers on compliance with a wide variety of federal, state and local employment laws. Her practice ‎also consists in litigating cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical ‎Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination ‎in Employment Act. In addition, she regularly litigates cases involving breach of contract.‎

Ms. Pasqualone has represented clients in both federal and state court, in arbitration, before the Equal ‎Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, and the Arizona Office of ‎Administrative Hearings. She recently participated in an international arbitration in Japan.‎

Ms. Pasqualone has significant experience in cases involving the enforceability of restrictive covenants, ‎trade-secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. In such cases, she often assists clients in ‎proceedings in which temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions are sought. She also ‎assists employers and businesses in drafting employment contracts, including non-compete and non-‎solicitation provisions. ‎

In addition to her broad Human Resources consulting experience, Ms. Pasqualone regularly advises ‎employers regarding compliance with Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act. She assists employers both in ‎drafting drug and alcohol testing policies that are complaint with Arizona law, as well as advising ‎employers on discipline and termination issues involving medical marijuana use. She has presented on ‎the topic of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act to hundreds of employers and Human Resources ‎representatives.‎

Before joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Ms. Pasqualone served as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice ‎A. John Pelander at the Arizona Supreme Court. She also served as an extern for the Honorable Judge ‎Earl H. Carroll at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.‎