Professionals

J Coughlin

Jennifer A. Coughlin

Partner
1275 Drummers Lane
Wayne, PA 19087

Office: (267) 930-4774
Fax: (267) 930-4771
jcoughlin@mullen.law

Education

Widener University
School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2005

Cabrini College
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2002

Admission

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • Southern District of New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Coughlin is a founding partner of Mullen Coughlin. She focuses her practice solely on providing organizations of all sizes and from every industry sector in first-party breach response and third-party privacy defense legal services. Ms. Coughlin has counseled hundreds of clients in investigating and responding to an event compromising information and systems security, working closely with client resources, third-party forensic consulting experts, and law enforcement to identify the nature and scope of a compromise. Ms. Coughlin relies on her knowledge of state, federal, and international laws, as well as industry-specific guidances and standards to assist organizations in identifying and complying with legal obligations to disclose the incident to certain audiences and provide certain services to impacted populations.

Ms. Coughlin has represented numerous organizations, including healthcare centers, healthcare treatment providers, financial institutions, hospitality providers, online and brick-and-mortar retailers, hotels, and other professional services providers in inquiries by regulators, including state attorneys general, state insurance departments, state health departments, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office for Civil Rights.

Ms. Coughlin also provides regulatory compliance services and incident response planning services to organizations and assists clients in policy/procedure preparation, incident response planning, tabletop exercises, and staff training, custom-tailored by the organization’s data privacy risks and applicable industry-specific laws.

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & PRESENTATIONS

  • “Alternative Compliance/Inapplicability of State Law”, Live Presenter, Continuing Legal Education, Wayne, PA, February 6, 2019
  • “Cyber Update – Legal and Forensic Foundations and Trends,” In-house Training for National Insurer, Hartford, CT, December 12, 2018
  • “Cyber Update – Legal and Forensic Foundations and Trends,” In-house Training for International Insured, Hartford, CT, December 11, 2018
  • “GDPR Updates,” In-house Training for International Insurer, Jersey City, NJ, November 13, 2018
  • “The Three Cs of Cyber: Claims, Capacity, and Competition,” Live Panelist, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, New York, NY, October 25, 2018
  • “You’ve Been Breached: Now What?” Live Panelist, Seminar Series for International Brokerage Firm, Raleigh, NC, October 23, 2018
  • “You’ve Been Breached, Now What?” Live Panelist, Seminar Series for International Brokerage Firm, Richmond, VA, October 10, 2018
  • “You’ve Been Breached, Now What?” Live Panelist, Seminar Series for International Brokerage Firm, Falls Church, VA, October 9, 2018
  • “International Regulatory Update,” Live Panelist, NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit, Santa Monica, CA, October 2, 2018
  • In-house Training for International Insurer, Hartford, CT, September 26, 2018
  • “Real Estate, Hotel & Gaming – Cyber Event and Post Event Actions,” Live Panelist, Conference for International Brokerage Firm, Plano, TX, September 13, 2018
  • “Breach Avoidance/Preparation: Counseling Companies Before the Inevitable Breach (Including Cyber Insurance),” Live Panelist, Incident Response Forum 2018, Washington, DC, April 18, 2018
  • “Excel Training for Attorneys”, Live Presenter, Continuing Legal Education, Wayne, PA, March 21, 2018
  • “Evolution of Ransomware,” In-house Training for International Insurer, Jersey City, NJ, March 14, 2018
  • Data Event Response Table Top Exercise, Live Panelist, New York, NY, February 7, 2018
  • “Cybersecurity: Its Impact on You and Your Customers,” Live Panelist, 2017 PMMI Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, November 6, 2017
  • “Mitigating Cyber Exposures: A Risk Manager’s Role,” Live Panelist, Client Advisory Board for International Insurer, “Miami Beach, FL, November 1, 2017
  • “Recent Developments in Cyber Risk Management, Claims and Insurance in the Banking and Capital Markets Industry,” Live Panelist, Seminar for International Brokerage, New York, NY, October 17, 2017
  • “Claims and Losses Update: 2017 Trends,” Live Panelist, 2017 NetDiligence Cyber Liability Conference, Santa Monica, CA, October 11, 2017
  • “Legal Update – New State Laws, Canada’s PIPEDA and Digital Privacy Act, and EU’s GDPR,” In-house Training for International Insurer, Jersey City, NJ, September 28, 2017
  • “Lawyers – Victims and Advisors in Cyber Attacks,” Live Panelist, Cyber Claims Round Table for International Brokerage Firm, Philadelphia, PA, September 14, 2017
  • Mock Breach Coach Call for Client of International Insurer, Teleconference/Webinar, September 8, 2017
  • Panel Discussion, Live Panelist, Offsite Meeting for International Insurer, Galloway, NJ, August, 23-24, 2017
  • “Cyber Panel,” Live Panelist, Offsite Meeting for International Insurer, Hamburg, NJ, August 1, 2017
  • “The Rise of Cyber Claims: What Insurers Need to Know,” Live Panelist, America’s Claims Event, Charlotte, NC, June 21, 2017
  • “Best Practices for Incident Response,” Live Panelist, Cyber Risk Symposium for International Insurer, New York, NY, June 13, 2017
  • “Managing a Ransomware Attack and Extortion,” Live Panelist, 2017 NetDiligence Cyber Liability Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 6, 2017
  • “Mullen Coughlin: Best Practices from Leading Data-Breach Experts,” Co-Presenter, 2017 Insurance Company Conference for International Insurer, New York, NY, May 25, 2017
  • “2017 Cyber Claims – Trends and Forecast,” Live Panelist, Cyber Symposium for International Insurer, Morristown, NJ, May 23, 2017
  • “Cyber Liability: Evolving Claims, Exposures, and Regulatory Enforcement,” Internal Training for International Insurer, Philadelphia, PA, April 6, 2017
  • “Expanding World of Cyber Claims,” Live Panelist, PLUS, Chicago, IL, April, 5, 2017
  • “Evolution of Cyber-Risk,” CLE Instructor, International Insurer, Whitehouse Station, NJ, March 27, 2017
  • “Tackling Evolving Cyber Threats,” Live Panelist, Cybersecurity Symposium for International Insurer, Hartford, CT, March 22, 2017
  • “Cyber Attack…What Now?” Presenter, ABA Insurance Risk Management Forum, Coronado, CA, February 5, 2017
  • Cyber Workshop for Client of International Insurer, Century City, CA, January 19, 2017
  • Information Security and Cyber Presentation for Client of International Insurer, Raleigh, NC, December 9, 2016
  • “What is a Breach Coach,” Live Interview, Webinar Series for International Insurer, Hartford, CT, November 10, 2016
  • “Breach Response: Expert Advice from the Trenches,” Live Panelist, Conference for International Insurer, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2016
  • “Incident Response Table Top,” Live Panelist, Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2016
  • “We Have a Breach, What Now?” Live Panelist, Cyber Response Forum for International Insurer, Blue Bell, PA, April 27, 2016
  • “Cyber/Privacy Liability,” Live Panelist, IIAP Fraud Day, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 2016
  • “Is Healthcare Really a Radioactive Risk for Cyber Insurance?” Webinar Panelist, HB Litigation Conferences, March 23, 2016
  • Mock SQL Injection Training for International Insurer, Hartford, CT, December 7, 2015
  • “Cyber Liability: Evolving Claims, Exposures, and Regulatory Enforcement,” In-House Presentation for International Insurer, Morristown, NJ, November 4, 2015
  • “The Ever-Changing Landscape of Cyber Risk,” Live Panelist, RIMS, Naples, FL, July 29, 2015
  • “Discussions on Cyber Liability,” Live Panelist, International Insurer, Hartford, CT/Boston, MA, May 11-12, 2015
  • “Corporate Compliance with HIPAA in the Event of a Major Data Breach,” Presenter, Philadelphia Area Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Spring Conference, Plymouth Meeting, PA, April 23, 2015
  • “Reputational Risk – Real or Fallacy?” Live Panelist, Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, London, UK, February 10, 2015
  • “CyberRisk Policy Virtual Training,” Webinar Panelist, International Insurer, January 29, 2015
  • “Trends in Cyber Liability,” Live Panelist, In-house Presentation for International Insurer, December 2, 2014
  • “Data Security in the Age of Cyber Breaches,” Webinar Panelist, Avant Resources, November 20, 2014
  • “Cyber Edge Tool Presentation,” Webinar Panelist, International Insurer, October 24, 2014
  • CEO Vendor Presentation, Webinar Panelist, International Insurer, October 1, 2014
  • “Cyber Risk: Threats, Loss Control, Liability & Claims,” Co-Presenter, Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management, September 26, 2014

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, The Important Role of Internal and External Legal Counsel in Security Incident Investigation and Response, AIG White Paper
  • Co-Author, Inside Tennessee’s Revolutionary Data Breach Notice Law, Law360
  • Co-Author, Privacy Attorneys, Lynchpin to Success, Industry Experts Report: What Every CISO Needs to Know About Cyber Insurance, Symantec White Paper,
  • Co-Author, Privilege & Expertise: What a Difference a Breach Coach Can Make, The Willis Cyber Claim