Maple Lawn, MD (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
Ira E. Hoffman, a Principal in the Government Contracts and International practice groups at Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, has been selected to moderate a panel on "International Cooperation in Combating Cybercrime: Theory and Practice" on October 9th at the CyberMaryland 2013 conference at the Baltimore Convention Center. The panel's multinational experts -- Gerald Caponera, General Manager, Global Partnerships, CyberPoint International; Raviv Raz, CEO, Hybrid Security (Israel); and Dr. Robert Tomes, Director for Tradecraft Advancement, BAE Systems -- will discuss "best practices" and "lessons learned" from their extensive, but different, experiences with international cooperation in cyberspace, with the aim of proposing recommendations for improving international cooperation going forward. "Since we have both cyber allies and cyber adversaries from around the world, this panel is especially important because it is the only one of 25 panels and workshops at the conference that will focus on international issues," Mr. Hoffman said. For more information, or to register for CyberMaryland 2013, which is the largest cyber conference on the East Coast each year, see http://www.fbcinc.com/e/cybermdconference/
Mr. Hoffman, who writes and lectures frequently on government contracts, international, and cybersecurity law, was appointed earlier this year to the Advisory Board of CyberMaryland. A public-private partnership that was launched in 2010 to advance Maryland's goal of being the epicenter of the cyber world. CyberMaryland brings together representatives from Federal, State and local governments, the private sector, non-profits and academia to address the unrelenting challenges to the security of our nation's digital infrastructure, reinforce Maryland's leadership in cybersecurity and information technology, and support the nation's cybersecurity mission. For more information about CyberMaryland, see http://www.cybermaryland.org/.
ABOUT IRA HOFFMAN
Ira E. Hoffman is a Principal with the Government Contracts and International practice groups at Offit Kurman, P.A. He has been practicing law for more than 25 years, focusing on government contracts, export controls and other international issues, plus complex administrative and commercial litigation. He counsels large and small companies alike on a wide range of government contracts issues, such as bid protests, claims, teaming agreements, subcontracting, intellectual property rights, mergers and acquisitions, cost allowability, ethics and compliance, cybersecurity contracting, audits and investigations, the False Claims Act, suspension and debarment, security clearances, and small business issues, including formation of 8(a), HUBZone, SBIR, SDVO and WOSB small businesses, and size protests. His extensive dispute resolution experience ranges from bid protests at the GAO, Court of Federal Claims and ODRA, to litigation in State and Federal courts, to international arbitration. His international practice focuses on export controls (both ITAR and EAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions.
Mr. Hoffman is an instructor for the Public Contracting Institute; the Editor of The Annotated Export Administration Regulations Desk Reference (West 2013); and an author or co-author of several articles on U.S. and international contracting. He has also taught International Trade Law and European Union law as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law. Previously he served as a Court Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as Counsel to the Israeli Ministry of Defense Mission to the United States, and as Counsel to the Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A., 1973); the London School of Economics (M.Sc, 1975), where he also taught; and the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983), where he was a member of the Law Review. He is a member of the Bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Florida.
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