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

Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident

Mullen Coughlin Partner Chris DiIenno joins the Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s (PLUS) “Cyber University” on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm.

Joining Chris during the session “Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident” are Evgueni of Arete Incident Response and Mark Sadler of Great American Insurance Group. The session will focus on the challenges of a cybersecurity incident, including identifying the incident and the discovery process; the role of the crisis response team; critical steps in the incident response; the resolution of the incident; and the necessary follow up.

Designed for entry level professionals and cybersecurity industry veterans alike, PLUS Cyber University’s curriculum provides a knowledge base necessary to understand the various dynamics and forces that shape the cybersecurity and cyber insurance industry. Learn more about Cyber University and register to attend here.

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Mullen Coughlin Sponsors and Presents at Inaugural NetDiligence Fort Lauderdale Cyber Risk Summit

Mullen Coughlin is proud to be a Silver sponsor of NetDiligence’s inaugural Fort Lauderdale Cyber Risk Summit on January 31 & February 1, 2022.

For the first time, NetDiligence will hold one of their flagship Cyber Risk Summits in sunny South Florida. Focusing on cyber insurance claims and incident response, attendees will hear from over 50 speakers as they dive into comprehensive discussions on the latest in cyber preparedness, claims and incident response.

Mullen Coughlin Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan presents on the 1/31 “Cyber Claims and Losses Updates” panel at this year’s conference, being joined by professionals representing cyber insurance Richard Sheridan (Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions), Elizabeth Neumann (AXIS Capital), Joe Niemczyk (Markel) and NetDiligence President Mark Gresinger.

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Cyber Risk Summit, please visit NetDiligence’s event page.

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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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