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Maida Oringher Lerner

Maida Oringher Lerner

Maida Lerner is senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a part of the firm’s Environment & Natural Resources and Government Contracts groups. Maida counsels a broad group of clients on homeland security, environmental, and administrative matters, including regulated utilities, trade associations, and companies in the pipeline, transportation, education, health care, and manufacturing sectors. Maida’s homeland security practice has a particular emphasis on chemical security, critical infrastructure, the SAFETY Act, and corporate compliance. Her environmental practice focuses on the Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts.

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Interim Rule Could Expand Already Onerous DFARS Cyber Requirements

Posted in Cybersecurity
Yesterday, the DoD published an Interim Rule that, if finalized as drafted, would expand the already onerous requirements of the DFARS Safeguarding Clause to a broader array of potentially 10,000 defense contractors.  Citing “recent high-profile breaches of federal information,” the DoD’s Interim Rule emphasizes the need for clear, effective, and consistent cybersecurity protections in its… Continue Reading

Cyber Executive Order Continues the Push for Public-Private Partnerships

Posted in Cybersecurity
In conjunction with his remarks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity at Stanford University earlier this month, President Obama signed Executive Order 13691, entitled “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.”  Published in the Federal Register last week, the Order is intended to encourage and facilitate cybersecurity information sharing within the private sector, and also… Continue Reading