Mark Poerio is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings, and co-chairs its Global Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA practice. For more than 25 years, Mr. Poerio has been in private practice with a focus on executive compensation, employee benefit, and fiduciary matters, especially from a business, governance, tax, securities, and litigation perspective.
Mark also teaches two courses at Georgetown Law – one focused on executive compensation and governance, and the other focused on the design of benefit plans and employment-related agreements. Associated with this, he maintains websites that regularly provide updates about new developments (see www.executiveloyalty.org re executive compensation, and www.erisacloud.com re employee benefits).
Speaking Engagements and Publications
- “Global Executive Compensation: Mobile Executives” and “Innovations in Wellness Programs” (Annual Conference, American Benefits Council and IBIS, Prague, 2013 May).
- “U.S. Executive Compensation Litigation: Cannons to the Right . . . and to the Left” (International Pension Lawyer,, April 2013)
- “What Private Equity Managers Need to Know to Limit Their ERISA Obligations for Portfolio Company Pension Plans” (Bloomberg BNA, Nov. 2012).
- “Candor for Compensation Committees” (Corporate Board Member, 11/2011)
- “Crossing the Pond in Search of Better Executive Compensation Practices” (Corporate Governance Advisor, 3/10/2011)
- “Executive Pay and Loyalty: From Velvet Fist to Iron Glove” (Corporate Governance Advisor, 1/2010)
- Cornell Law School, J.D., 1984 (cum laude)
- University of Virginia, B.A., 1980 (cum laude)