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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  • 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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  • Richard M. Haggerty Partner
    (267) 930-1594

    Richard M. Haggerty represents both businesses and non-profit organizations across a variety of industry sectors in data privacy class action […]

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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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Firm News & Events

State of the Cyber Insurance Market

Mullen Coughlin is proud to once again sponsor this year’s ExecuSummit.

Joining an esteemed panel of cyber insurance professionals at the 12th Annual Cyber Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan presents during the “State of the Cyber Insurance Market” session on March 19. The panel, moderated by Everest’s Catherine Rudow, will examine the latest trends and predictions for the cyber insurance industry. Using Mullen Coughlin’s collective experience in handling nearly 4,000 data privacy and security incidents in 2023, Carolyn will provide attendees with an overview of the latest cyber threats to organizations and what considerations cyber insurers and their insureds must look at when providing or purchasing cyber insurance.

To learn more, and to register to attend, visit

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Data Privacy and New Regulations

Mullen Coughlin is proud to be part of this year’s PLUS Cyber Symposium, being held in New York from March 5-6, 2024. This year, Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan served as Co-Chair of the Symposiums planning committee.

On March 6, Advisory Compliance Co-Chair and Partner, Kevin Dolan, will present on the panel “Data Privacy and New Regulations” with cyber insurance professionals from AXIS Capital, Lockton Companies and RT Specialty. The panel will address the leading issues in the privacy and compliance landscape, as well as provide updates on new data privacy and information security laws at the state and federal levels.

Learn more about the PLUS Cyber Symposium here.

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Mullen Coughlin Establishes Physical California Presence

In addition to Mullen Coughlin’s recent international expansion into London with the addition of Cameron Carr, the Firm is excited to also announce a physical presence in California with the relocation of Partner Jim Monagle. Mullen Coughlin’s West Coast expansion furthers the Firm’s existing ability to respond to first- and third-party claims on a national scale and provide premier legal services across the nation.

Jim Monagle practices in Mullen Coughlin’s Privacy Litigation and Incident Response practice groups. In addition to California, Jim is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. Privacy Litigation Partner Amanda Harvey, who is based in Texas, is also licensed to practice in California and is able to provide in-person support as needed on a variety of third-party claims related to data privacy and information security.

With over 115 attorneys in 16 U.S. states and London, UK, Mullen Coughlin is able to provide bespoke data privacy legal services for organizations across the U.S. and beyond with pre-incident Advisory Compliance services and solutions; data privacy and security Incident Response; Regulatory Investigation; and security and Privacy Litigation defense.

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