Pascal Benyamini is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Pascal’s practice includes defending employers in state and federal courts as well as government proceedings in all aspects of employment law including wage and hour, wrongful termination, retaliation discrimination, harassment, and unlawful employment practices claims. While he seeks expeditious and cost-effective resolutions to disputes, Pascal is an experienced litigator, including jury and bench trials.
Pascal also regularly counsels employers on claim prevention, investigations, discipline, terminations, compliance, employee classification, and employee handbook issues. Pascal speaks and writes regularly and provides training to employers and their management teams on a broad range of employment topics, including best practices seminars and anti-sexual harassment training under AB 1825.
In addition to his employment law practice, Pascal represents clients in shareholder, business and ERISA litigation.
Pascal was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law for 2013 and 2014. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. In prior years, Pascal was named a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star in Labor & Employment Law in 2007-2008 and 2010-2012. He was also one of the featured articles for the July 2010 issue of Southern California Rising Stars 2010, titled “Ice Man.” Click here to read the article.
In General. Pascal earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law (King Hall) in 1999. Pascal served as staff editor on Law Review at King Hall. He also served as an extern to Senior Judge Arthur L. Alarcón, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, during his first summer of law school.
Pascal received B.A. degrees, summa cum laude, in Economics and French Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1996, and received his Diplôme D’Études Collégiales (Diploma of Collegial Studies) in 1992 from Marianopolis (CEGEP) College in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Pascal is fluent in French, proficient in Hebrew and conversant in Persian.