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

  • Gregory Bautista Partner
    (267) 930-1509

    Gregory Bautista is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and an experienced cybersecurity attorney and civil litigator. Mr. Bautista specializes in […]

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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
    (267) 930-2098

    As a Partner in Mullen Coughlin’s Litigation practice, Paulyne handles all aspects of data privacy and security class actions, third-party […]

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  • Amanda Harvey Partner
    (267) 930-1697

    Amanda Harvey is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and focuses her practice on providing organizations of all sizes and from […]

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  • Lynda Jensen Partner
    (267) 930-2303

    Lynda Jensen is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and an experienced privacy, cybersecurity and incident response attorney. Ms. Jensen focuses […]

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  • Rebecca J. Jones Partner
    (267) 930-4839

    Rebecca Jones is a Partner with Mullen Coughlin. Ms. Jones focuses her practice entirely on cybersecurity and privacy issues, including […]

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  • Greg Lederman Partner
    (267) 930-4637

    Greg Lederman is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and concentrates his practice on data privacy and cybersecurity beginning with the […]

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  • R Loughlin Ryan C. Loughlin Partner
    (267) 930-4786

    Ryan Loughlin’s practice focuses on assisting clients to prepare for, minimize and respond to data security incidents. Mr. Loughlin guides […]

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  • C McCarron Claudia D. McCarron Partner
    (267) 930-4787

    Claudia McCarron, a Partner at Mullen Coughlin, is the Chair of the firm’s Litigation. She also serves as the firm’s […]

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Firm News & Events

Keeping Up With Cybersecurity Challenges

Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan joins Kroll’s “Network of Women” (NOW) for a private virtual discussion on the future of cybersecurity on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

To keep up with the rapidly evolving cyber landscape, organizations of every size and across every industry sector need to be informed about the cyber risks they face and the legislative and policy changes that could affect how they conduct their business. Carolyn, along with cybersecurity professionals from the cyber insurance and technology fields, will discuss:

– best practices for guarding against cybersecurity attacks;
– identification and next steps when a cyber breach occurs; and
– recent trends and relevant guidance.

Joining Carolyn are Alex Bretschneider, Vice President, Cyber Practice Leader at Johnson, Kendall & Johnson; Courtney Dayter, Senior Vice President at Kroll; and Jenna O’Brien, Director at Kroll.

Kroll is the world’s premier provider of services and digital products related to valuation, governance, risk and transparency. NOW is Kroll’s internal organization that supports and promotes diversity both internally and externally. This event is invite only.

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Cybersecurity Playbook: What You Need to Know

As part of the Travelers Institute’s Wednesdays With Woodward® webinar series, Partner Jenn Coughlin joins host and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers Joan Woodward and Jeff Klenk, President of Bond & Specialty Insurance at Travelers, for a lively discussion on cybersecurity preparedness on December 1, 2021 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm.

This Wednesdays With Woodward session offers attendees tactical advice on cyber preparedness and focuses on the actionable steps that organizations of all sizes and from all industries can take to enhance their cybersecurity. Understanding that cyber threats are a top cause of concern for business leaders around the country, the best practices presented ensure that organizations are prepared to protect themselves from cyber risks and are able to mitigate as much damage as possible from any potential cyber event.

Wednesdays With Woodward, part of the Travelers Institute (the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc.), is a series of webinars and discussions from thought leaders weighing in on today’s biggest challenges in business, leadership, insurance and more.

Jenn’s session, as well as other Wednesdays With Woodward sessions, are free to attend and open to the public. For more information, and to register, visit the Wednesdays With Woodward webinar series homepage.

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Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident

At the quarterly roundtable on November 12, 2021 of LockRM Healthcare – a group of more than 60 risk management leaders from healthcare systems across the United States – Mullen Coughlin Partner Chris Dilenno presents “Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident.”

As the featured presenter, Chris presents on what a ransomware-specific incident and claim looks like. Specifically, Chris looks at the legal and regulatory issues related to ransomware claims, including notification aspects that need to be considered. Additionally, Chris runs through the ransomware incident response process from start to finish, giving attendees a high-level view of what to expect should their organization be victim of a ransomware attack on their systems.

LockRM Healthcare is coordinated by Lockton Companies Healthcare industry team. Learn more here.

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