The webmaster for this site is J. Mark Poerio, Esq. in his personal capacity.  You may contact Mark by email or through this contact page by which you may present a question or request.   

Here is more information about Mark: 

Mark Poerio is a senior counsel in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings, and co-chairs its Global Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA practice. For more than 30 years, Mark 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 is Chambers-rated, currently President of the ABA's prestigious American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC), and serves on the executive board of the American Benefits Council. 

Since 2007, Mark has taught courses at Georgetown Law – with one course focused on executive compensation, business, and governance, another on ESOPs, and another on the intersection of benefit plans and employment-related agreements with restrictive covenants such as non-competes. Associated with these, he maintains


  • “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)


  • American Benefits Council – Executive Board Member
  • American College of Employee Benefit Counsel – Board Member and President (formerly Treasurer).
  • Georgetown Law School -- Adjunct Professor
  • Maryland Association of Social Service Boards -- Past Vice-Chair and Head of Legislative Committee; Pro bono Counsel for federal tax matters since 2004.
  • MASSB Foundation -- Founder and Trustee (raising funds for social services involving child protection and family preservation).
  • Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services Advisory Board (1997-2012; 2016 to present)


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1984 (cum laude)
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1980 (cum laude)