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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

The CyberLaw Group was formed to fill a growing gap.  As society moves further into the Information Age, much of the legal profession remains mired in the 18th Century.  A group of tech-savvy attorneys recognized the opportunity to leverage their expertise developed with the Federal government to provide services to clients facing the pressing issues of our day who are in need of modern solutions.

 

 

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The Leadership Team

 
 
Abraham serving as a Judge for the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Challenge.

Abraham serving as a Judge for the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Challenge.

PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY

Arnold J. Abraham, Esq.

Abraham transitioned to the law after serving as a senior executive level civilian official in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He has over 30 years of experience specializing in national security, homeland security, cyber security, and intelligence.  

Abraham retired from federal service as Associate Director of Intelligence for United States Cyber Command, where he ran analytic efforts to characterize cyber threats within the epicenter of our nation’s cyber infrastructure. He has been one of the thought-leaders in the field of cyber warfare since the late 1990's and was recognized by the Central Intelligence Agency with the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for his groundbreaking work.  In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Abraham helped stand-up the Department of Homeland Security, where he worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to strengthen linkages between the Intelligence Community, the Private Sector, and State and Local Law Enforcement authorities.  Abraham is a retired Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who completed combat zone deployments during Operation Desert Storm and in Mogadishu, Somalia. He lived abroad for eight years and traveled to over 50 countries.  

Abraham has been trained in Mediation and Arbitration locally and internationally.  He has completed executive leadership programs at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Kellogg School of Management.  He was a founding member of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and taught an undergraduate level course in Cyber Warfare for five years as an Adjunct Professor for American Public University.

 

Education

University of Maryland
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

National War College
M.S., National Security Strategy, Distinguished  Graduate                                 Information Strategies Concentration Program

Troy State University
M.S., International Relations

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Physics

 

Activities & Affiliations

•Senior Fellow, Center for Health and Homeland Security
•Military Cyber Professionals Association, Board of Advisors
•Adjunct, Institute for Defense Analyses

Bar Admissions

• Maryland


 
 
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Principal consultant

Jack Thomas Tomarchio, Esq.

Mr. Tomarchio advises companies, law firms, financial services firms, federal contractors and government organizations on trends and changes in geopolitical markets and issues affecting international security. An experienced litigator, he has also defended government contractors in jeopardy of losing their security clearances in Security Clearance Revocation Proceedings before the Directorate of Industrial Security Clearance Review (DISCR).

In 2005 he was appointed by the President as the Department of Homeland Security’s Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, where he was responsible for partnership with state and local governments to build a domestic intelligence sharing network. Previously he was a partner at the national law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, where he was co-chair of the firm’s Cyber Security Practice Group and a member of the firm’s government relations department and national security law group.

He has served on five corporate boards and has extensive experience in corporate governance and operational oversight of senior management and C-Suite executives. He is a frequent television commentator, writer and speaker on national security issues, and has testified before both houses of Congress. Mr. Tomarchio is an active speaker and has lectured on international security and geopolitical issues in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Mr. Tomarchio is a retired Army Colonel who began his career as a judge advocate and paratrooper in the Army’s 82d Airborne Division. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Principal consultant

Jonathan A. Dueker, Esq.

Duecker is experienced in providing counterterrorism, intelligence, security, and critical infrastructure protection counsel and training to a wide variety of clients ranging from the United States House of Representatives to the government of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.

Duecker has served in nationally prominent roles including Director of Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Assistant Commissioner (Counterterrorism) of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and the Senior Counterterrorism Advisor for the Committee on Homeland Security in the US House of Representatives.  He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.

Duecker was a Special Agent in Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is a retired Navy Commander who flew electronic countermeasures missions from several fleet aircraft carriers.


 
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Principal Privacy consultant 

Christopher L. Stevens

Stevens is the publisher of the “Privacy Legion” Newsletter and the Senior Privacy Consultant for a multinational company.  He is a certified International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Officer, an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy, a current member of the IAPP Privacy Faculty and Co-Chair of IAPP's Baltimore KnowledgeNet Chapter.   

Stevens is an 20+ year Army veteran with a breadth of experience in the federal government including senior positions in the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Chris has a Masters Degrees in Strategic Intelligence, Information Resource Management, Transportation Security, and Business Administration and has taught for the University of Maryland, American Military University, and Hagerstown Community College.  He is completing the Loyola University-Chicago Certificate in Privacy Law program.

IAPP Certifications - US Private Sector, US Government, Asia, Europe, Canada, Privacy Manager, Information Technology

American Health Information Management Association Certification - Healthcare Information Privacy and Security


 
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Of Counsel & Principal INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Glyn Cashwell, Esq.

Glyn is an experienced technical cybersecurity engineer and was salutatorian graduate of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.  In addition to his J.D., he has a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Systems Engineer, and Project Management Professional.  Glyn is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), one of the most recognized cybersecurity certifications, and he has a Certificate in Cyber and Crisis Management. 

In addition to being admitted to the Maryland Bar, Glyn is a Patent Attorney that can represent clients in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and provide support in a variety of Intellectual Property matters.