Offit Kurman Wins Excellence in Employee Training Award

For Immediate Release

align-newBaltimore, MD | September 13, 2016 Offit Kurman has won BizLibrary’s 2016 award for Best New Program Launch. BizLibrary made the announcement at the Excellence in Employee Training Awards luncheon during ALIGN, BizLibrary’s annual conference. Offit Kurman joins four other Excellence in Employee Training Awards winners this year: Watco Companies, Sachse Construction, Event Network, and Red Roof Inn.

Excellence in Employee Training Awards honorees all use BizLibrary’s tools for employee training and development programs. Each organization up for the Best New Program Launch award must meet three criteria:

  1.     The program must be in its first year following a completed implementation.
  2.     The program best utilizes BizLibrary content and technology.
  3.     The program is focused on planning and results.

Offit Kurman competed against two other finalists for the award: Employment Background Investigations, Inc. and Tesoro. The firm was recognized for implementing BizLibrary’s online learning and training content in Offit Kurman University (OKU), an in-house skill enhancement and professional development program. Drawing from BizLibrary’s array of courses, the firm fashioned new learning plans in areas such as leadership, problem solving, and project management, complementing OKU’s existing learning plans for building technological proficiency,

One of the first programs globally to achieve Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4) certification, OKU has earned acclaim from participants and industry observers alike. In recognition of the program’s success, the International Legal Technology Association recently invited Tony Gerdes, Offit Kurman’s Learning and Development Manager, to speak at ILTACON—the association’s annual conference.

Rob Skinner, Offit Kurman Chief Administrative Officer, said that the ALIGN acknowledgment further validates the program’s success.

“With every honor they receive, Offit Kurman University and our Learning and Development team continue to demonstrate their worth to the firm,” Mr. Skinner commented. “We’ve seen the immense positive feedback generated among our employees, and recognition by other learning professionals is very important as well. This latest award further validates that internal feedback and highlights the tremendous efforts of Tony and the rest of the team.”

Shannon Kluczny, Vice President of Client Success at BizLibrary, added: “Our goal with ALIGN is to energize our clients and provide them with shared success stories and best practices from other companies. I think we’ve definitely accomplished that this year!”

To learn more about ALIGN, BizLibrary, and the other 2016 honorees, click here or visit


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 120 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our eight offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia markets, as well as the Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.

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