Erin Cho is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of its Employment & Benefits practice focusing on ERISA Title I fiduciary matters.

Erin has extensive experience advising financial institutions, asset managers, insurance companies and other retirement plan service providers with respect to the many and varied services and financial products (including complex structured products and derivatives) they offer to U.S. pension plans. She counsels hedge funds and private equity clients on the consequences of accepting investments by benefit plan investors, as well as plan assets and prohibited transaction concerns arising in connection with venture capital investments and corporate transactions.

She counsels plan sponsors on all aspects of ERISA fiduciary compliance, including plan governance, plan expense issues, and the selection and monitoring of plan investment options. Erin also represents clients in front of the Department of Labor on advisory opinion and exemption requests as well as in audits and investigations.

Erin regularly writes on pension investment matters for a variety of publications. She is a frequent speaker on ERISA matters and is the Co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s annual conference, “ERISA: The Evolving World.”


Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude

Yale University, BA, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Defined Contribution Real Estate Council
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Health and Retirement Plans
  • Fulbright Scholar