J. MARK POERIO Mark Poerio, lawyer in equity and compensation law, among others

Contact: MPoerio@wagnerlawgroup.com

For 30 years, Mark has been in private practice with a focus on executive compensation, employee benefits (especially ESOPs), and retirement plan fiduciary matters, not only from a tax and labor perspective, but also from a business, governance, tax, securities, and litigation perspective. He currently serves as President of the prestigious American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, works regularly with the American Benefits Council (where he was an executive board member for many years).

Mark's clients include public and private companies, and he has significant experience with not-for-profit organizations.  His business oriented pay-for-performance approach has led to his role as special counsel to compensation committees, as well as to his spearheading of projects designed to link executive compensation both to corporate goals and to the enforcement of post-employment covenants relating to trade secrets and restrictive covenants (such as non-competes).

Mark also teaches at Georgetown Law – with his past courses focusing on executive compensation and governance, the design of benefit plans and employment-related agreements, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).


Professional Experience

The Wagner Law Group, A Professional Corporation, Boston, MA. February 2018 – present

Paul Hastings, Washington, D.C., March 2000 - January 2018
Partner, Employment Law Dept.

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