Pascal is an executive compensation attorney primarily focused on transactional work, with a robust ancillary executive representation practice.
Based in New York, Pascal counsels clients in the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of employment and compensation arrangements, offering expertise in tax law, the regulatory framework governing executive compensation, and market best practices. His practice is particularly focused on issues arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, initial public offerings, de-SPACs and other business transactions, as well as assisting public companies in regulatory compliance and SEC disclosure requirements. Pascal also represents senior executives in connection with their employment, equity, and separation agreements with various companies.
- Represented Signify Health in its initial public offering and subsequent sale to CVS Health in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $8 billion in total consideration. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2023.
- New Mountain Capital in connection with executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to its portfolio companies, and in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including:
- The merger of its portfolio company, Ciox Health, with Datavant, in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
- Take-private acquisition of Aegion Corporation, a provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion.
- Its acquisition of HealthComp, a leading independent third party administration of health care benefits and self-funded employers.
- Its acquisition of Aceto’s chemicals business in a sale completed pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
- American Industrial Partners in connection with executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to its portfolio companies, and in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including its:
- Acquisition of Elkay Wood Products Company, a cabinetry business owned by Elkay Manufacturing Company, by American Industrial Partners’ portfolio company, ACProducts Inc. This was a carve-out acquisition that included a transition services agreement and concurrent refinancing of ACProducts, Inc.
- Purchase of Aleris North American’s automotive body sheet plant in Lewisport, Kentucky from Novelis (which business was renamed Commonwealth Rolled Products). This transaction was the result of a requirement by the U.S. Department of Justice that Aleris North American automotive and common alloy aluminum rolled products business divest certain of its assets.
- Advance, a media conglomerate in executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to its portfolio companies, and in its acquisition of the Ironman business from Wanda Sports, in a transaction valued at $730 million.
- Harvest Capital in its acquisition of a majority interest in Galway Insurance Holdings, one of the nation’s largest insurance distribution firms, alongside existing private equity investors Oak Hill Capital and The Carlyle Group.
- Galderma, one of the world’s largest independent dermatology companies, in its acquisition of Alastin Skincare, Inc.
- Astra, a rocket launch startup that provides satellite delivery service, in its $2.1 billion business combination with Holicity, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
- Aquiline in its investment in PrimePay, a national payroll, human capital management and benefit services company.
- Time Warner Cable in its $78.7 billion merger with Charter Communications Inc. and its terminated $45.2 billion stock-for-stock merger with Comcast Corporation.*
- CSRA in its $9.7 billion sale to General Dynamics.*
- Caesars Entertainment Corporation in connection with the chapter 11 cases of its subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (“CEOC”) and certain of CEOC’s wholly owned subsidiaries and in the formation of a new growth oriented entity, Caesars Growth Partners, and a related $1.1 billion rights offering.*
- An affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in connection with its approximately $160 million acquisition of the assets of Angelica Corporation, a Georgia-based provider of textile rental and linen management services to the U.S. healthcare market, under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code (union and pension issues involved).*
*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray
- BCL/LLB, McGill University Faculty of Law, 2013; Dean's Honor List; Managing Editor, McGill Law Journal
- BCom, University of Alberta, 2007; Dean's List
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2013
- Legal 500 (2023-2024)