• Biography

    Larry Pascal serves as the chair of the Americas Practice Group and co-chair of the International Practice Group for the firm, and has more than 25 years of experience in advising companies on their cross-border Latin American and Spanish projects, advising clients on transactions, work-outs, and disputes throughout Latin American and the Caribbean (as well as other parts of the world), and has traveled extensively throughout the region. He historically has been very active in a variety of markets, including but not limited to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica. He has also worked extensively on numerous multiple jurisdiction projects, particularly in the Americas and Europe. Recently, he has been active advising large and mid-size companies in developing their construction and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Larry's clients include American Airlines, Bank of America, N.A., CMC, Ecopetrol, S.A., FMC Corporation, GMAC, IATA, Hillwood, Hyatt International, Lehman Brothers, OHL, S.A., Sabre Inc., Shell Oil Company, US Airways, Inc. and YPF, S.A.

    Larry has been very active with the World Services Group, one of the largest international law firm networks in the world with over 145 members in over 130 countries throughout the world. He served in 2015-2016 as the Chair of the organization and has been selected as Member of the Year on two occasions (2012 and 2018).

    Larry is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for International Trade and Finance Law, 2005-2021. He is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Additionally, he was recognized in the 2016 edition of Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research Ltd. and was included in the Regulatory and Finance chapters of The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, Law Business Research Ltd., 2014 and 2017. Larry was recognized in Chambers Latin America 2016-2020, Chambers and Partners, for Corporate M&A (Latin America-wide), Chambers USA 2017, Chambers and Partners, for Latin American Investment (Texas), and Chambers Global 2017-2019, Chambers and Partners, for Corporate/M&A (Latin America-wide). Chambers Global 2014 singled out Larry for his “key role on many of the firm's regional deals.” He was also recognized in 2015-2020 by Latinvex as one of the top 100 Latin American lawyers. Larry was also selected for the 2018 Leaders in Legal Business, Association of International Law Firm Networks. Additionally, he was recognized as a Stand-out Lawyer, Acritas Stars, Acritas, 2018-2020.

    Larry has extensive experience in the real estate, energy and infrastructure, financial services, and aviation sectors. He also publishes and speaks extensively on cross-border developments, serving for many years as the author of the South American energy chapter for the Matthew Bender treatise entitled Energy Law and Transactions. He has also served as an adjunct law professor at SMU School of Law, and been invited to speak at a variety of law schools and MBA programs in the United States, including Duke, the University of Texas at Dallas, Louisiana State University, and the University of Kansas on a variety of topics pertaining to Latin American business.

    Larry is also a leader in the international bar community. He served as the chair of the International Section of the State Bar of Texas, and led a successful campaign for the adoption of the ABA Model Rule on Foreign Legal Consultants in Texas. He later received his appointment as the chair of the Task Force on International Law Practice appointed by the Texas Supreme Court, and guided this prestigious body on a unanimous set of proposed reforms for modernizing international law practice in Texas, which the Texas Supreme Court subsequently adopted.

    In May 2015, he delivered the commencement address to the University of Kansas, Department of Political Science (his alma mater).

    He is fluent in English and Spanish, and also speaks Portuguese.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1991
    • B.A., University of Kansas, 1988, Phi Beta Kappa; Rhodes Scholar Candidate
      • Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul Brown, Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman, Texas
      • Law Clerk to the Honorable Tom Phillips, Texas Supreme Court, 1990
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Languages

    • Spanish
    • Portuguese