From: "Matya, Lisa M."
To: HQ.DCMAIL4(advisorycommittee)
Date: Tue, Jan 4, 2000 10:29 AM
Subject: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security - Nomination, P004807

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am pleased to nominate Terrence P. Maher to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. I believe Mr. Maher's participation would invaluable as he has expertise in the issues on which the Committee will be working.

Currently, Terrence P. Maher is a partner in the Omaha, Nebraska law firm of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman. He has practiced law for over 15 years.

Mr. Maher has broad experience representing emerging companies and large corporate and governmental clients in all phases of information technology matters. He handles domestic and international matters involving inbound and outbound licensing and development, distribution, OEM, VAR, joint development, marketing and branding. Mr. Maher's clients include companies in all sectors of the IT industry, including software, hardware, Internet, telecommunications, and digital content as well as IT consulting firms.

For e-commerce and Internet clients, Mr. Maher has provided counseling and handled licensing, intellectual property, co-branding and marketing agreements, electronic contracting transactions and the creation and roll out of Web-based ventures. He has also counseled clients on privacy issues involved in their web based ventures, including the development of privacy policies.

Mr. Maher is a frequent author and speaker on various IT topics. He is a member of the Nebraska and Colorado Bar Associations and the Computer Law Association. He formerly chaired the Subcommittee on Electronic Commerce of the Committee of the Law of Commerce in Cyberspace of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association. He has also served as legal counsel to the Working Group on Certification Authorities of the Internet Law and Policy Forum and on the executive committee for the Rocky Mountain Region of the American Electronics Association.

Mr. Maher received his J.D. degree, cum laude, in 1984 from the Creighton University School of Law. He graduated from the Creighton University College of Business Administration in 1981 with a B.S.B.A., cum laude, majoring in accounting and finance.

I believe Mr. Maher would present a balanced and vital point of view on the committee. I recommend Mr. Maher without reservation. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Lisa M. Matya, Esq.
Vice President
Legal, Audit, and Compliance
First of Omaha Merchant Processing