Mullen Coughlin Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan has recently been appointed as a Vice-Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy General Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA/TIPS) for the 2021-2022 bar year; she previously served as the committee’s Program Co-Chair. The appointment of Carolyn is a clear indication of her competence and experience in cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as her commitment to ABA/TIPS and the legal profession as a whole.
“ABA/TIPS is a fantastic and innovative organization, as they encourage students, attorneys and other industry stakeholders to participate. I’m honored and thrilled to be appointed as a Vice-Chair, and am excited to build upon the important and cutting-edge committee programs, networking opportunities and publications to further strengthen the committee as the cybersecurity and data privacy landscape continues to alter,” Carolyn said of her appointment.
As a Vice-Chair, Carolyn will attend and participate in ABA/TIPS’ major annual meetings throughout the year and assist in the planning and coordination of substantive committee meetings and CLE programs, ABA/TIPS publications and other professional development and networking opportunities. Her appointment will last one year, until the last day of the ABA’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Learn more about ABA/TIPS here.
Carolyn serves as breach counsel and provides third-party privacy defense legal services to organizations who have been the victim of a data privacy and cybersecurity attack. She also aids organizations in incident response planning, including tabletop exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels.