This website arises because the financial, business, and personal issues facing senior executives are both high stakes and complex - and they often struggle to find the right advice at key moments. For those in transition or thinking of one, we hope to help through our experience and encouragement.
The inspiration for this website comes from Mark Poerio, who is senior counsel in the DC office of the Wagner Law Group, Throughout his 30+ years of private practice (most with Wall Street law firms), Mark has worked almost exclusively with business executives, with his focus being on executive compensation, severance, and ERISA fiduciary matters, especially from a business, governance, tax, labor, finance, securities, and litigation perspective. Here is Mark's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark is Chambers-ranked, recognized by SuperLawyers, and since 2013 has been honored by US News and World Reports as a Best Lawyer in America for employee benefits law. Mark has for over 10 years has taught executive compensation classes at Georgetown Law. Mark recently completed his terms as President of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC), and as an executive board member of the American Benefits Council.
In addition to representing individual executives, public and private companies, and their compensation committees, Mark also has extensive experience with changes in corporate control, employee stock ownership plans (aka ESOPs), and tax exempt organizations. For the latter, his practice ranges from general governance to executive compensation and related tax rules -- e.g. Code sections 457(f), 4958, and 4960.
Since 2007, Mark has taught courses at Georgetown Law – with one course being 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 www.executiveloyalty.org.
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