Chris Goldschmidt is an associate attorney with Mullen Coughlin LLC. Chris assists clients in preparation for, and response, to, actual and potential data security events. After a data security event has occurred or is suspected, Chris assists clients in addressing crucial points of fact and law quickly and effectively, including: determining the nature and scope of the intrusion; identifying the affected individuals and types of information involved; determining what state, federal, and foreign laws govern our client’s notice of the incident; and preparing legally compliant notices to affected individuals, regulators, and other parties, when required. Chris also assists clients with response to regulatory investigations and inquiries at the state and federal levels, which frequently occur as the result of a data security event. Chris regularly advises clients regarding compliance with various data privacy and security requirements, including state data breach notification statutes, HIPAA & HITECH, and the PCI DSS.
Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Chris was an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County, Pennsylvania where he managed a heavy docket of various criminal cases, ranging from DUI to homicide charges, and everything in between. The experience he gained preparing for jury trials and negotiating guilty pleas has carried over to his work here, where he uses those skills to assist our clients with responding to a data security event. Chris also serves as an Officer in the United States Army Reserve.