Elizabeth (Liz) Dill, CIPP/US is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin. She focuses her practice on counseling and representing clients in the commercial, healthcare, financial services, education and non-profit industries in all facets of data privacy and security preparedness and incident response.
When an incident occurs, Liz manages the full lifecycle of the response and investigation, coordinating with third-party forensic investigators, regulatory bodies, law enforcement and purveyors of consumer notification.
Liz also routinely advises clients on compliance with various data privacy statutes and regulations, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), among others. Liz also assists organizations in preparing, updating and testing information security programs and incident response plans, and in assessing contracts for risks, rights and obligations relating to data privacy and security to ensure that clients’ interests are protected and risk is appropriately allocated.
Using her background as a complex commercial litigator and former role as a law firm assistant general counsel, Liz has also defended clients in single-plaintiff and class action litigation and government investigations arising out of data privacy and security incidents. These experiences have served to provide her with a holistic understanding of the legal and business liabilities that may be implicated when a data privacy and security incident occurs, and the importance of limiting these potential liabilities when managing the response to an incident.
Directly prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Liz was a partner and the Vice-Chair of her former firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, and the head of the practice’s Advisory Services Group.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS
- “Cyber Claims Handling Best Practices,” NetDilgence Cyber Risk Summit 2020, Virtual, July 21, 2021
- “Ransomware: To Pay or Not To Pay,” NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit 2019, Philadelphia, PA, June 14, 2019
- “Effective Preparation Against Ransomware Attacks,” CLM Business Insurance Cyber Summit, New York, NY, October 12, 2018