Mark A. Bodron

Houston, TX

MARK A. BODRON is a partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts L.L.P. His practice concentrates on the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Mark advises clients on all aspects of qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, nonqualified plans, stock-based plans and deferred compensation and other executive compensation arrangements. He frequently advises clients on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters and represents clients before the IRS and DOL on matters related to employee benefits and provides legal counsel on employee benefit and executive compensation matters related to corporate mergers and acquisitions. He is also a member of the ERISA litigation group at Baker Botts and supports the litigators in ERISA fiduciary duty and fee actions.

Mark 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. He is a frequent speaker on employee benefit and executive compensation topics.

Mark currently serves as President of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He has previously served as chair of the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee and Joint Committee of Employee Benefits (JCEB), the Education Committee of the Southwest Benefits Association, and the Gulf Coast TE/GE Council.
He received a J.D. from Louisiana State University Hebert Law Center, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduating Order of the Coif. He has an M.B.A., a B.S. in accounting and a B.S. in business/marketing from Louisiana Tech University, in Ruston, Louisiana.

Mark is a member of the State Bar of Texas, District of Columbia Bar, Pennsylvania Bar, Louisiana State Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association.

Following graduation from law school, Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Polozola, judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Mark grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and returns often to the state to visit family, in particular to Baton Rouge in the fall to attend LSU football games. While Mark’s commitment to exercise is questionable, his love of craft beers, and in particular IPAs, is not. Geaux Tigers!