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Preeminent ERISA Law Firm Reinforces its Executive Compensation Practice With the Addition of Mark Poerio

02/01/2018 | 08:31am EDT

WASHINGTON, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marcia Wagner, the Managing Director of The Wagner Law Group, widely recognized as the country’s top ERISA and employee benefits law firm, is pleased to announce that well-known executive compensation attorney, Mark Poerio, has joined the firm as a partner, effective as of February 1, 2018.  “Mark’s unique and in-depth knowledge of the business, securities, accounting, and tax issues relating to executive compensation fits wonderfully within The Wagner Law Group’s position as the nation’s most reliable and outstanding source of counsel in one of the most complicated areas of the law,” says Ms. Wagner.

Mr. Poerio, who will be based out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, has over 30 years of experience focused on equity compensation plans, performance-based incentives, employment agreements, golden parachute, mergers and acquisitions, change in control, and severance matters (both individualized and broad-based).  His clients cover a broad spectrum, including major public companies, companies owned by private equity, closely-held corporations and tax exempt organizations. Mr. Poerio has taught graduate level courses at Georgetown University Law Center on ESOPs, on the business and securities aspects of executive compensation, and on complex strategies for tying restrictive covenants and trade secret protections to different forms of executive pay. 

Mr. Poerio is the current President of the esteemed American College of Employee Benefit Counsel, an invitation-only organization of nationally recognized employee benefits lawyers, and serves as an executive board member of the American Benefits Council.  For 20 years, Mr. Poerio has served as pro bono counsel to the Maryland Association of Social Service Boards – creating a grass roots foundation that has raised over $1 million to support programs protecting children and vulnerable adults. Mr. Poerio graduated with honors from both the University of Virginia and Cornell Law School.

The Wagner Law Group:

The Wagner Law Group, has been dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, excellence and thought leadership for over two decades and is considered to be the nation’s most exceptional ERISA and employee benefits law firms.  The firm has seven offices, providing unparalleled legal advice to its clients, including large, small and nonprofit corporations as well as individuals and government entities, in over 45 states and several foreign countries. The Wagner Law Group’s 32 attorneys combine many years of experience in their specialty fields of practice with a variety of backgrounds.  Seven of the attorneys are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell as having very high to preeminent legal abilities and ethical standards. Five attorneys have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for 2017, which highlights outstanding lawyers based on a rigorous selection process.  The Wagner Law Group is certified as a woman-owned and operated business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Ari J. Sonneberg
(617) 357-5200

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