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

Mullen Coughlin LLC Welcomes AmLaw 100 Attorney to Join Incident Response Team as Partner

Mullen Coughlin LLC, a global data privacy and security law firm, continues its expansion with the addition of Thomas I. Moran, CIPP/US to the Incident Response practice as a Partner in Ohio. This hire bolsters the Firm’s team of over 130 attorneys to better serve clients and the cyber insurance industry in today’s ever-evolving data privacy and security threat landscape. Tom will continue to provide counsel to organizations who experience a data privacy and security incident.

A career data privacy and security attorney, Tom brings nearly 10 years of experience and a proven track record of providing efficient and effective legal services on a variety of complex and high-profile incident response matters. He’s handled incidents for organizations across all industry group sectors, with significant proficiency handling investigations on behalf of publicly-traded and large-sized organizations. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and holds an IAPP U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certificate proving his commitment to and knowledge of the data privacy, information security and cybersecurity legal and regulatory landscape.

On joining Mullen Coughlin, Tom remarks, “I’m excited to be joining the Mullen Coughlin team! I look forward to contributing to a firm already achieving great success in helping organizations navigate the dynamic and complex legal issues arising from data privacy and security incidents. Being part of such a dedicated and accomplished team is a tremendous opportunity, and I hope to add to Mullen Coughlin’s already sterling reputation.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to our team,” says Mullen Coughlin Managing Member, Jennifer A. Coughlin. “His addition to the Firm underscores Mullen Coughlin’s commitment to not only providing 24/7/365 incident response services, but also in attracting exceptional talent to join the team, further bolstering the extraordinary team of attorneys at the Firm, all of whom are unmatched in experience and knowledge.”

Mullen Coughlin CEO, John F. Mullen, adds, “Having Tom join the Firm is a testament to the continued growth of the cyber insurance industry. We grow along with our carrier and broker partners. I look forward to working closely with Tom.”

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Mullen Coughlin Welcomes New Advisory Compliance Associate

Mullen Coughlin LLC welcomed Associate James P. Bradley, Jr. to the Firm’s Devon, PA office in June, practicing in the Advisory Compliance practice area counseling organizations with pre-incident and proactive data privacy and information security services and solutions.

An experienced data privacy attorney, James is well-versed in over 400 international data privacy, information security and cloud computing laws and regulations from over 95 countries. Using his prior experience as the primary project manager facilitating cross-border data clearance for organizations around the world, James ensures that his clients are able to comply with various state, federal and international laws and regulations governing the handling of employee, client, customer and business partner data.

James received his J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.

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Cybersecurity: The Growing Partnership Between HR and Risk Management

At NFP’s August 22 Elevate Conference in Oklahoma City, Mullen Coughlin Partner Amanda Harvey joins NFP’s Courtney Maugé (SVP, Cyber Practice) on the session, “Cybersecurity: The Growing Partnership Between HR and Risk Management.”

Designed for HR professionals, this discussion taps into the insights of three important perspectives when preparing for and responding to a data privacy and security incident: Incident Response, Breach Coach counsel and cyber insurance.

Amanda, using Mullen Coughlin’s collective experience in responding to and investigating over 2,000 incidents so-far in 2024, provides attendees with the latest cyber threats, common mistakes made by employees that lead to cyber incidents and tips on how HR professionals can work hand-in-hand with risk management to harden their organization’s cybersecurity posture.

The Elevate Conference provides an opportunity for HR and benefits professionals to learn about tools and resources that are available to make the best choices for their employees and their organization.

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