Frank E. Pasquesi


Frank E. Pasquesi


Frank E. Pasquesi is a health care and business litigation lawyer, with a particular skillset assisting clients in managing their overall legal exposure and navigating complex disputes to achieve their business objectives.  He is the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office and former vice chair of the firm’s national Litigation Department.

Frank regularly represents public companies in high-profile federal lawsuits and arbitrations on a wide variety of matters in the pharmacy benefit management (PBM), pharmacy, health care, pharmaceutical, financial services, and retail industries. Frank is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice and the firm’s Strategic Health Care Sector.

Previously, Frank served as senior vice president of litigation and assistant general counsel at CVS Health Corporation, where he reported to the CEO and held enterprise-wide responsibility for litigation and oversaw a broad spectrum of legal areas and matters, including commercial litigation, government and internal investigations, employment litigation and intellectual property. Additionally, he handled matters involving consumer fraud and consumer protection statutes, securities and shareholder derivate claims, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and privacy issues, Drug Enforcement Agency regulatory requirements, and disputes arising from contractual relationships with clients, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and vendors.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers®
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Health Care Law (2024)


  • Western Golf Association (Director and General Counsel)
  • Evans Scholars Foundation (Director and General Counsel)
  • World Business Chicago (Board of Directors)
  • Former Chick Evans Scholar


  • Italian
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
28 April 2023 Blogs

Foley-Gardere Anniversary: Celebrating Five Years of Better Together

On April 1, 2023, we marked the five-year anniversary of the combination of Foley & Lardner and Gardere Wynne Sewell, which strengthened our shared culture and core values, provided our people with opportunities for growth, and enhanced our platform to serve our clients.
13 January 2023 Press Releases

Foley’s Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition Announces 2023 Winners

Elementary school students celebrated their diverse communities and honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the final rounds of Foley & Lardner LLP’s Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competitions in Dallas, Houston, and Chicago on January 13.
16 January 2021 Press Releases

MLK Jr. Oratory Competitions Go Virtual, Allowing Kids To Send Messages of Hope To a Nation in Distress

Elementary school students honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the final rounds of the Foley & Lardner MLK Jr. Oratory Competitions in Dallas, Houston, and Chicago on Jan. 15. The fourth and fifth-graders presented original speeches about “how MLK Jr.’s teachings can help us today.”
11 January 2021 In the News

Pasquesi Discusses Plans for Foley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Oratory Competition

Chicago Office Managing Partner Frank Pasquesi was quoted in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, “Foley expands MLK Day speech contest for year two,” about plans for Friday’s oratory competition among Chicago Public School students in honor of slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.
17 September 2020 Blogs

Recent Developments in TCPA Class Actions Against Cannabis Industry Participants

Cannabis companies are increasingly the targets of putative class action lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).