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

How IT Security Affects Your DoD Compliance

Partner Chris DiIenno participates in a Ultimate Risk Services-sponsored webinar, “How IT Security Affects Your DoD Compliance,” on Wednesday, November 17 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.

This webinar, geared towards small- and medium-sized businesses serving the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), examines how these businesses can navigate the recently issued interim rule – Assessing Contractor Implementation of Cybersecurity Requirements – which, among other things, implemented a new framework to assess implementation of cybersecurity requirements within the DoD supply chain.

Chris, along with speakers from Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, KP Interface, IT Governance USA and Ultimate Risk Services, provides attendees with the answers to their questions, among others, about the new interim rule and on:

  • how best to comply with the new interim rule;
  • how to protect themselves against fraud;
  • how to purchase cyber insurance aligned with their risk profile; and
  • how to become cyber-compliant.

This webinar is free to attend, and more information and registration can be found on the Ultimate Risk Services website.

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10 Essential Cybersecurity Controls for Increased Resilience and Better Insurance Coverage

As threat actors continue to vary their attack methods, finding and implementing pre-incident best practices and controls is essential to improving your cybersecurity posture. Partner Liz Dill, along with Kroll’s Mari DeGrazia and Jeff Macko and Marsh’s Peter McKeever, explain what the top 10 essential cybersecurity controls are and what types of attacks they can mitigate during the November 4 webinar “10 Essential Cybersecurity Controls for Increased Resilience and Better Insurance Coverage.”

Presenting with seasoned cybersecurity experts, Liz also explores how cyber criminals exploit weaknesses in these controls and how you and your organization can best prepare for data privacy and cybersecurity incident. Additionally, the panel provides real-life cases studies of incidents where weak cybersecurity controls led to a data privacy and cybersecurity incident, and how they compare to incidents where organizations were more cyber resilient. Finally, a discussion on cyber insurance is had to provide attendees with a checklist of cybersecurity controls carriers are looking for when underwriting or renewing cyber insurance policies.

Learn more about the webinar and register here.

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How Do We Really Solve Ransomware?

As ransomware attacks continue to increase and with no real sign of them stopping, cyber insurers and organizations alike are grabbling with the fact that ransomware is sticking around as a severe problem. What makes ransomware different and more problematic than other cyber risks and how do cyber professionals curb its spread? Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan tries to answer these questions, and more, during her 2021 Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference session, “How Do We Really Solve Ransomware?.”

On October 20, 2021, Carolyn and co-presenters David Duncan (Redpoint Cyber) and Aarti Soni (McGriff Insurance Services) look at how ransomware incidents (double/triple extortion and data manipulation) are changing the cybersecurity game. Additionally, an understanding of what happens during a ransomware incident, and the damaging effects of threat actor manipulation, is presented for attendees so that they may best arm themselves with valuable and insightful information needed to protect themselves from future incidents.

This session is presented on the second day of the Cyber Risk Insights Conference from 10:05 am – 10:50 am, wherein the theme is Ransomware and Regulation.

The annual Advisen Cyber Risk Insights conference is typically a one-day event of discussions on the most relevant and pressing cyber insurance and risk content in the industry today. This year, however, from the comfort of a virtual setting, attendees will get three days of insights on ransomware, cyber risk modeling, market capacity and more. For more information on the conference, and to register, please visit the conference website.

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