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Getting it Right: Understanding the Impacts of DoD Cyber Compliance Enforcement

September 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Prime contractors are encouraged to invite their suppliers (and especially the suppliers’ executives) to attend this webinar to learn more about what these impacts and liabilities mean for their future business.

As the DoD turns up the heat on defense contractors to ensure compliance with DFARS / NIST / CMMC cybersecurity requirements, prime contractors and their suppliers are exposed to increasing impacts and liabilities. In Webinar 18, the Cyber Collaboration Center welcomes former federal prosecutor Mr. Kenji Price, who recently retired as the United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, and previously served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Now in private practice with McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Price will discuss the legal impacts and risks involved in DoD contractor cybersecurity regulatory compliance, including matters relating to False Claims Act (FCA) and the lesser known “Christian Doctrine” that can place liability on contractors in certain cases even when clauses are omitted from their contracts.  Business executives, owners and leaders should clearly  understand what is required to meet DFARS, NIST and CMMC regulations, and the impacts of not properly meeting compliance.  We’ll explore the importance of discernment and how to ensure primes correctly understand the risks associated with their management of supplier compliance.

In addition, experts from eResilience will provide examples of how some primes are helping their suppliers get education and assistance to help them manage supplier risk.



Kenji Price

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Kenji M. Price focuses his practice on white-collar government investigations, internal investigations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation.

Prior to joining McDermott, Kenji served as the United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii.  As the chief federal law enforcement officer in the district, Kenji led a team responsible for representing the United States in criminal and civil litigation in the district. In addition to leading the US Attorney’s Office in Hawaii, Kenji served as the Vice Chair of the Controlled Substances Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Before serving as the US Attorney in Hawaii, Kenji also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.  While serving as a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Kenji handled criminal investigations and prosecutions involving diverse subject matters, while serving in the office’s General Crimes and International Narcotics and Money Laundering Sections.

In addition to his service as a federal prosecutor, Kenji served as an infantry officer in the US Army.  During approximately four years of active duty service, Kenji deployed overseas on four occasions, leading soldiers in the 75th Ranger Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Kenji was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service during overseas deployments.

Tim Williams

Technical Director

Tim Williams is the Technical Director of Referentia Systems and eResilience, and is a CMMC-AB trained Provisional Instructor and Provisional Assessor.  Mr. Williams is a CISSP-certified IT security professional with 34 years of success in providing product design, development, and integration guidance for commercial and government secure and accredited systems. He is an experienced trainer and is part of the small group of security experts to complete the initial CMMC-AB Provisional Instructor training, to begin the process of training CMMC Assessors.

Larry Lieberman

Cyber Evangelist

Larry Lieberman has been a co-presenter and educational content developer for a multitude of cybersecurity compliance-focused courses, training events, webinars and other outreach and awareness building efforts that have provided insight and important information to thousands of large and small defense contractors throughout the DIB.


September 16, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




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