Mark Bodron is a partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts. His practice concentrates on the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Mr. Bodron advises clients on all aspects of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs and cash balance plans, nonqualified plans, stock-based plans and deferred compensation and other executive compensation arrangements, including issues related to Section 409A deferred compensation rules and Section 162(m) performance-based compensation. Mr. Bodron’s practice also includes advising clients on health and welfare plan matters, including compliance and reporting issues related to the Affordable Care Act, COBRA and HIPAA. He frequently advises clients on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters and represents clients before the IRS, DOL and PBGC on matters related to employee benefits.
Mr. Bodron provides legal counsel on employee benefit and executive compensation matters related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, MLPs and other partnership arrangements, spin-offs and initial public offerings.
Mr. Bodron also serves as President of The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC).
Mr. Bodron is the co-author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio 351-6th, Plan Qualification-Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Houston Law School.
Following graduation from law school, Mr. Bodron served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Polozola, judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Prior to joining Baker Botts in 1998, Mr. Bodron was a senior tax attorney with ExxonMobil Corporation.