Mullen Coughlin, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Mullen Coughlin LLC is a law firm uniquely dedicated exclusively to representing organizations facing data privacy events, information security incidents, and the need to address these risks before a crisis hits. Founded by John Mullen, Jennifer Coughlin, Jim Prendergast, and Chris DiIenno, our team of accessible and motivated attorneys have handled thousands of events and possess experience and talent in data breach response, regulatory investigation defense, pre-breach planning and compliance, and privacy litigation defense unmatched in the industry.

Meet Our Team

  • Richard J. Aponte-Boyd Partner
    (267) 930-4888

    Richard Aponte-Boyd, a Partner at Mullen Coughlin, focuses his practice on data privacy and security incident response. Working with organizations […]

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  • James A. Cope Partner
    (267) 930-4766

    James A. Cope is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin where he focuses his practice on assisting clients with data privacy […]

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  • J Coughlin Jennifer A. Coughlin Partner & Managing Member
    (267) 930-4774

    Jennifer A. Coughlin is a Founding Partner of Mullen Coughlin and its Managing Member, guiding the Firm in its commitment […]

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  • C DiIenno Christopher J. DiIenno Partner
    (267) 930-4775

    Christopher Dilenno is a Founding Partner of Mullen Coughlin, focusing his practice on assisting organizations as they respond to, and […]

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  • Elizabeth R. Dill Partner & Co-Chair, Advisory Compliance
    (267) 930-5327

    Elizabeth (Liz) Dill, CIPP/US is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin, located in Richmond, Virginia. She focuses her practice on counseling […]

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  • Kevin E. Dolan Partner & Co-Chair, Advisory Compliance
    (267) 930-4861

    Kevin E. Dolan is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Advisory Compliance practice group. As Co-Chair, […]

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  • E Finn Edward J. Finn Partner
    (267) 930-4776

    A Partner at Mullen Coughlin, Ed Finn assists organizations in various industry groups with ensuring compliance with a wide variety […]

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  • B Fox Brian F. Fox Partner
    (267) 930-4777

    Brian Fox focuses his practice on privacy and data security matters, helping clients navigate the various state, federal and international laws that govern the protection of data. When a privacy event occurs, he assists clients with locating the source of the breach, identifies affected individuals and prepares the legally required notice to individuals and regulatory officials.

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  • A Freind Angelina W. Freind Partner
    (267) 930-4782

    Angelina Freind is a Partner with Mullen Coughlin, LLC. Ms. Freind assists clients with the preparation for and response to data security incidents.

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  • Paulyne Gardner Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy Litigation and Regulatory Investigation
    (267) 930-2098

    Paulyne Gardner is a Partner in Mullen Coughlin’s Privacy Litigation practice, handling all aspects of third-party claims, including single-plaintiff and […]

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Firm News & Events

Jennifer Coughlin Named Member of Incident Response 50

Congratulations to Mullen Coughlin Managing Member Jennifer A. Coughlin for being named a member of Cybersecurity Docket’s Incident Response 50.

Announced on the April 18 at the 2024 Incident Response Forum Masterclass the Incident Response 50 is a list of the 50 best data breach response lawyers from the top firms in data privacy and security, including Mullen Coughlin.

This is her seventh time being listed as a top data breach response lawyer, having been honored since 2018. Jenn’s continued selection serves as a testament to her leadership in the industry and Mullen Coughlin’s success in responding to, and investigating, over 30,000 incidents since 2016 alone.

Congratulations, Jenn!

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Threat Evolution and Claims Complexity

At Zywave’s Cyber Risk Insights Conference in London on April 18, Mullen Coughlin Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan presents the session “Threat Evolution and Claims Complexity” alongside cyber insurance and DFIR professionals from Canopius, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marsh and Coalition.

The panel examines the new and innovative tools that threat actors are employing, and the impact of AI and other technological advancements, to power their cyber-attacks such as business email compromise and cyber extortion incidents. The panel provides insights into how these new tools are complicating the incident response process and explore how organizations can best prepare themselves – financially, technologically and operationally – for the new wave of cyber threats.

Learn more about the London Cyber Risk Insights Conference here:

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Cyber Defense Connect

As cyber-attacks become more prevalent, assessing your company’s readiness is crucial. At Cyber Defense Connect on April 16, attendees will engage in a realistic cyber-attack simulation inspired by real events. Teams will face the challenge of swift response, taking control and initiating recovery measures.

Mullen Coughlin Managing Member Jennifer Coughlin will join a panel of incident response and cyber insurance professionals to offer real-time feedback and insights to teams on their mock response efforts and how they can increase their cybersecurity preparedness to mitigate the effects of data privacy and security incident.

Learn more, and register to attend, here.

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