Laura Pasqualone


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2010, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., English Literature, summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2011


  • Hon. John Pelander, Arizona Supreme Court, 2010-2011

Laura Pasqualone

201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone 602.262.5362
Fax 602.734.3778

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, 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.‎

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • Arizona Law Review, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (Research Editor 2009-2010)

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Presenter, “Avoiding the Weeds In Complying with Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act,” Society for Human ‎Resources Management of Greater Tucson: 2014 Employment Law Update
  • Co-Presenter, “Litigating Restrictive Covenants,” 2013 Legal Education Boot Camp: All-Day CLE, May 2013
  • Presenter, "Statutory and Common Law Employment Claims," ASU College of Law CLE: Established and Emerging Trends in Employment Litigation, November 2012

Other Distinctions

Ms. Pasqualone was recently recognized for her commitment to pro bono service at the firm's annual John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon.