Bethesda, MD | May 5, 2014 – For Immediate Release

Offit Kurman, P.A., is pleased to announce that one of its attorneys, Edward J. Tolchin, will anchor a breakout session — titled “When is ‘Protection Money’ a Necessity: Legal and Insurance Issues in Managing Cyber Financial Risk” — at the inaugural CyberMontgomery cyber forum, which will be held at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD, on May 22, 2014. As Mr. Hoffman, the panel moderator and member of the CyberMontgomery Advisory Board, explained: “Cyber breaches are persistently growing in intensity, frequency and impact, with the result that companies of all sizes are increasingly confronted with new challenges and risks to the security of their confidential information, their reputation, their financial health, and their legal exposure. The purpose of the session, then, is for the panelists to discuss strategies for better protection against financial risks arising from inevitable cyber attacks.” Joining Messrs, Tolchin on the panel will be Rachel Lavender, a Senior Vice President at Marsh, a global business insurance company, and Dan Sady, a Director of Advisory Services at Dixon, Hughes, Goodman, LLP, a regional accounting and consulting firm. About CyberMontgomery: CyberMontgomery is the brainchild of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and the Federal Business Council (FBC). Its purpose is to provide clear direction on finding business opportunities, contracting, forecasted demand areas, workforce development, recruiting & staffing, legal responsibilities for businesses, updates on technologies being developed in Montgomery County and summary updates regarding the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), federal and local agencies and commercial sector leaders. Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the keynote speaker. Elected officials from Congress and the County will also participate, as will cyber thought leaders from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Discovery Communications, Lockheed Martin, Kaspersky Labs, Triumfant, Koolspan, DMI, local academic institutions and the Maryland Department of Economic & Business Development. Click HERE for more information.

About Edward J. Tolchin

Social Media PolicyMr. Tolchin is a Principal in the Cybersecurity, Government Contracts, and Business Litigation Practice Groups at Offit Kurman’s Bethesda, MD and Tysons Corner, VA offices. His practice is focused on technology matters, government contracting, and business litigation. He represents large and small prime contractors and subcontractors in contract negotiation and formation matters and in disputes involving both government and commercial business issues. He has been involved in procurement cases before many of the federal and state boards of contract appeals, Government Accountability Office, Small Business Administration, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and other federal and state courts across the United States, and has over 200 federal, state, and administrative decisions reported in the online databases, including many published federal and state court decisions. He can be reached at: |240-507-1769 | 703-745-1869.

About Offit Kurman

Offit Kurman, P.A., is one of the fastest growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With offices serving Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia, Bethesda, Frederick, MD and Wilmington, DE, we are well-positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals.