‘Erin Cho is a fantastic partner. It goes without saying that she has great expertise in all aspects of ERISA, but she has become a trusted advisor for our asset management business due to the very practical advice she gives in a timely fashion.’
Legal 500 US


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, private equity and real estate fund clients on the consequences of accepting investments by benefit plan investors. Erin also regularly represents pension investors in investment in private funds and other alternative investments.

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 and has been recognized by Chambers USA (2022) and The Best Lawyers in America (2023). 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


  • Listed, Chambers USA, DC Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Defined Contribution Real Estate Council, Board Member
  • Listed, The Legal 500 US, Employee Health and Retirement Plans
  • Fulbright Scholar