EVP and General Counsel
Mark Fischer is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at PVH. Based at the company's New York City headquarters, Mark oversees all legal matters for PVH. Mark joined PVH as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 1999, was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2007 and assumed his current position in 2013. He has been a guest lecturer on Compliance at Fordham University School of Law since 2018 and has been a featured speaker/lecturer for the OnConferences CLO Certification Program, at the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s Retail Law Conference and at the Fashion Law Institute’s Annual Symposium. Mark was named to the Legal 500 GC Power List 2019 and received the OnCon Icon Top 50 Corporate Counsel Award in 2020 and 2021. His team was named by Lexology and the Association of Corporate Counsel as the Top Commercial Team globally in 2020.
Mark oversaw the corporate and legal work, or was principal legal counsel, on all of PVH's major acquisitions and dispositions, including the purchases of IZOD (1995), Calvin Klein (2003), ARROW (2004), Superba Neckwear (2007), the Van Heusen trademark in Europe and Asia (2008), Tommy Hilfiger (2010), The Warnaco Group, Inc. (2013), True&Co. (2017) and Geoffrey Beene (2018), and sales of Speedo (2020) and the Heritage Brands business (2021). The Tommy Hilfiger acquisition was named M&A Global Network's Consumer Products and Services Deal of the Year.
Prior to joining PVH, Mark was a Partner in the corporate department of Rosenman & Colin LLP, which is now known as Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. His practice included securities, mergers and acquisitions, and financing, as well as general corporate counseling, with PVH as one of his corporate clients. He joined Rosenman as an Associate in 1989 and became a partner in 1996.
Mark graduated from Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court.