Richard Pasquier

Richard Pasquier

Partner
Philadelphia, PA
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ABOUT

Over many years as a general counsel and corporate lawyer, Rick has helped his clients exceed their goals navigating complex issues including business transactions, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance, regulatory investigations, human resources, and labor matters. Rick’s practice has included managing governmental affairs for clients and his pro-bono leadership in non-profit organizations speaks to his commitment to make the world a better place. He is an adjunct professor at Temple University and has taught at Penn’s Wharton School. He is currently working to complete his PhD. in political science (December 2021). His academic work enables Rick to bring additional value to his clients by applying lessons from social science to their opportunities and challenges in a world where rapid change is the rule.

Rick is an enthusiastic participant in a variety of pursuits outside of his work. He has spent several weeks each of the past several years hiking in the Alps and the Colorado Rockies. He also loves to ski, bike and kayak. Rick also produces his own and others’ music using all of the tools of modern digital technology and is an active member of REC Philly.

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania 1994

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D
University of Delaware, cum laude
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering

AWARDS

Teaching Adjunct professor at Temple University Taught at Penn’s Wharton School Currently working to complete his PhD. in political science (December 2021)


FUN FACTS

FAVORITE QUOTE

Favorite Quote

“[People] make their own history, but they do not make it as they please.”

Karl Marx
  • Favorite Song
    Favorite Song

    “Protection” by Massive Attack

  • Favorite Meal
    Favorite Meal

    Rib-eye steak, roasted potatoes and a good red wine

  • Favorite Artist
    Favorite Artist

    Francisco Goya

ALTERNATE CAREER PATH

Alternate Carrer Path

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be involved in music production.

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania 1994

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D
University of Delaware, cum laude
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering

AWARDS

Teaching Adjunct professor at Temple University Taught at Penn’s Wharton School Currently working to complete his PhD. in political science (December 2021)

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Rick spent part of his career serving as the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Tronox Limited, General Counsel and VP of Human Resources for Tronox Alkali Corporation, and Assistant General Counsel at FMC Corporation. He also practiced at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia.

Rick’s areas of expertise include:

Business Transactions, Commercial Contracts, Securities, Venture Finance, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Investigations, Human Resources and Labor Matters, and Pro-bono projects


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Represented a registered investment advisor in an investigation by a state securities regulator. Order to show cause vacated as part of settlement.

Negotiated cooperative agreement for distribution of financial products

Represented Fortune 1000 company complete carve-out/sale of two large chemical manufacturing operations using structured sale process

Acquired European manufacturing business for Fortune 1000 company

Represented US based parent in reorganization of Spanish subsidiaries involving closing of plants and managing of environmental legacy

Designed integrated compliance program for horizontal merger of two competing global mining and manufacturing companies.


CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“I was new to legal issues and felt completely overwhelmed.  Rick served as a helpful teacher and guide along the way. He educated me in a way that enabled me to feel in control of the process and to make the most effective decisions at critical junctures during the process.  I had evolved from feeling overwhelmed to feeling confident and in command of the situation thanks to Rick’s guidance.  And in the end, the final resolution of my legal matter exceeded my expectations.”  Eric B. Parnell, CFA Founder & Director Gerring Capital Partners

TALKS/SEMINARS

Academic papers:

“Market power and regulatory capacity in an interdependent world: The case of European chemical regulation”. Presented at:
–Temple University, International Relations Day, March 15, 2019
–University of Washington, Western Graduate Workshop on the European Union, April 13, 2019
–North East Political Science Association, Philadelphia, November 8, 2019

“Private Governance over Human Rights: Do the UN Guiding Principles Help Mining Companies in Developing Countries?” Presented at Temple University, Comparative Politics Day, April 30, 2019

Panel member, Consero Group Compliance Conference, March 2018, Pasadena California

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Philadelphia Bar Association, member

CLERKSHIPS

Honorable John C. Holstein (Supreme Court of Missouri)

BLOG

Department of Labor Client Alert | October 2021
Department of Labor Client Alert | October 2021
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SPAC Facts: What is a SPAC? | Part 1
SPAC Facts: What is a SPAC? | Part 1
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Glossary of SPAC Terms
Glossary of SPAC Terms
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PRESS

Links to articles at Medium.com: https://tuf53462.medium.com/american-capitalism-may-be-broken-but-the-reddit-bros-are-not-the-ones-to-fix-it-cab4e108a21 https://tuf53462.medium.com/election-predictions-final-thoughts-eee48a26b49d https://tuf53462.medium.com/the-us-department-of-labors-new-investment-duties-rule-when-implemented-proposal-could-limit-a8e924b9a40a https://tuf53462.medium.com/pressure-mounts-on-sec-to-set-standards-for-environmental-social-governance-corporate-9590225c1197 https://tuf53462.medium.com/all-those-new-records-we-are-creating-during-quarantine-why-counsel-should-worry-and-what-we-f8bff2ed2e4e https://tuf53462.medium.com/are-todays-industrial-companies-up-to-meeting-the-schumpeter-challenge-hard-lessons-from-40-c7ba2991b358

Client #1:

“I was completely new to legal issues and felt completely overwhelmed. Rick served as a helpful teacher and guide along the way. He educated me in a way that enabled me to feel in control of the process and to make the most effective decisions at critical junctures during the process. I appreciated Rick’s awareness to the legal costs that I would be incurring. I had evolved from feeling overwhelmed to feeling confident and in command of the situation thanks to Rick’s guidance. And in the end, the final resolution of my legal matter exceeded my expectations.” Eric B. Parnell, CFA Founder & Director Gerring Capital Partners

Client #2:

Hi Rick, I wanted to write to offer my sincere thanks to you for all of your work as my legal counsel in my matter with the PA Department of Banking and Securities. When my matter with the state first began at the end of July, I was completely new to any type of legal issues and admittedly felt completely overwhelmed. But over the course of the next few months, you not only served as my lawyer in defending my case, but you also served as a helpful teacher and guide all along the way through your clear communications and explanations. You educated me on the various legal issues as events unfolded, but you did so in a way that enabled me to feel in control of the process and to make the most effective decisions at critical junctures along the way. I also appreciated that you continuously recognized my limited financial resources and showed respectful awareness to the legal costs that I would be incurring under different scenarios as matters unfolded. By the time we were arriving at the conclusion of my situation, I had evolved from initially feeling overwhelmed to feeling confident and in command of the situation thanks to your guidance. And in the end, the final resolution of my legal matter exceeded the expectations what could have reasonably hoped once the intent of DOBS became clear. I must particularly commend you in this regard, as my final assessment came in at the very low end of your initial projections, and this was thanks to your keen negotiating skills throughout the process. I cannot say enough about your legal expertise and support throughout my legal matter. I could not have realized this final resolution without your help and guidance. Moreover, the fact that I can reflect on the unpleasant experience of a legal defense as one that was a constructive and enriching learning experience says a lot about the quality of the legal services that you have provided. I look forward to remaining in contact with you regarding legal matters that may arise for my family and me in the future if this is OK with you. Thank you again Rick. I wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday. Take care and I look forward to talking with you again soon. Eric Eric B. Parnell, CFA Founder & Director Gerring Capital Partners P.O. Box 11 Glenmoore, PA 19343 Phone: 610-280-3595 Fax: 610-924-7315


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