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Maida Oringher Lerner

Senior Counsel

mlerner@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2596
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Maida Lerner is senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a part of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity, Government Contracts, and Environment & Natural Resources groups. Maida counsels a broad group of clients in a variety of sectors on cyber and physical security compliance and risk management, homeland security, and administrative matters, including trade associations and companies in the pipeline, transportation, government contracts, education, health care, and manufacturing sectors.
 
Maida's homeland security practice has a particular emphasis on critical infrastructure, chemical security, the SAFETY Act, and corporate compliance. Maida regularly advises companies on privileged security risk assessments and compliance reviews, data breaches, and internal investigations coordinated with forensic experts after intrusions.
 
As part of an enterprise-wide compliance approach to evolving and complex security risks and standards, Maida has helped clients facilitate cyber and physical security incident simulations, develop incident response and insider threat plans and programs, and worked closely with technical consultants on behalf of companies to conduct privileged vulnerability assessments and mitigation plans.
 
Representative Experience

  • Advised government contractors on internal cyber and physical security risk assessments and compliance reviews.
  • Advised transportation and energy companies develop cyber and physical security policies, including incident response plans, insider threat programs, and governance frameworks. 
  • Facilitated simulated security incident exercises and developed training programs for owners and operators of U.S. critical infrastructure to test response plans.
  • Represented a transportation sector trade association in securing federal funding for a state-of-the-art cyber threat information-sharing network.
  • Advised clients in a multitude of sectors, including energy, transportation, health and education, on chemical security regulation compliance, including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).
  • Advised clients and represented a company on successful resolution of applications under the Support Anti-Terrorism By Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act.
  • Advised manufacturing companies regarding Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB) assessment of an industrial accident.
  • Advised corporations on compliance issues arising under federal and state Clean Air Acts, including the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAPS) and asbestos abatement issues.
  • Participated in major rulemakings arising under the federal Clean Air Act.
  • Advised companies on internal environmental audits.
  • Represented members of the utility industry in successful resolution of appellate litigation.
  • Represented corporations in matters involving the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Advised clients on compliance issues arising under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Maida was counsel with Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. where she advised clients on regulatory compliance and in numerous administrative and judicial proceedings before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Prior to entering private practice, Maida served in the Office of General Counsel for a major electric utility company. 

Maida is also active in pro bono matters with a focus on child custody issues.

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal appellate and district courts nationwide.

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"NIST Enhances Final Draft of NIST SP 800-172, Enhanced Security Requirements," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 8, 2020). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Christopher R. Hebdon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Welcomed Guidance: DoD Issues Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program Instructions," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 31, 2020). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Maida Oringher Lerner, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Just in Time for Spring: Revision 2 to NIST SP 800-171 Comes into Full Bloom," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 12, 2020). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Maida Oringher Lerner, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Christopher R. Hebdon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Ensuring Cybersecurity When Organizations Consider Teleworking and Remote Access," Privacy Law Alert (March 11, 2020). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Matthew B. Welling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Energy Cybersecurity Act of 2019," Crowell & Moring's Data Law Insights (February 10, 2020). Authors: Evan D. Wolff, Jeffrey L. Poston, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Maida Oringher Lerner, Tyler A. O'Connor and Amber Mulcare, CIPP-US.
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"No More "Wait & See" for CMMC: DoD Releases Final Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 3, 2020). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Maida Oringher Lerner, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Christopher R. Hebdon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DoD Previews Final Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification with Revision 0.7," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 17, 2019). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Christopher R. Hebdon
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Immaturity of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model: Revisions Omit Higher-Level Updates," Government Contracts Bullet Points (November 13, 2019). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Client Alert / Newsletter
"NERC Issues “Lesson Learned” From a Cyberattack on an Electricity Control Center," Energy Law Alert (September 13, 2019). Contacts: Evan D. Wolff, Deborah A. Carpentier, Maida Oringher Lerner, Matthew B. Welling
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Cybersecurity Maturity Model Matures: DoD Adds New Requirements to Draft Cybersecurity Certification," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 10, 2019). Contacts: Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G
Client Alert / Newsletter

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