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J Coughlin

Jennifer A. Coughlin

Partner
426 W. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 200
Devon, PA 19333

Office: (267) 930-4774

Education

Widener University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2005

Cabrini College
Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, 2002

Admission

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Practice Areas

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

  • “Cyber Attack Simulation: We’ve Been Hacked! Now What?,” ResCon, New Orleans, LA, April 21, 2022
  • “The State of the Cyber Marketplace Post-Pandemic,” Insurance Brokers’ Association of New York, Virtual, August 26, 2021
  • “2020 Claims & Losses Update,” NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit 2021, Philadelphia, PA, July 14, 2021
  • “The Best Cyber Control Measures for Today’s Cyber,” PLUS Cyber Symposium, Virtual, May 6, 2021
  • “Cyber Attack Simulation: All The Right Moves,” RIMS Live 2021, Virtual, April, 19, 2021
  • “Data Security Incidents and Cyber Insurance,” Incident Response Forum Masterclass 2021, Virtual, April 8, 2021
  • “Cyber Attack Simulation on Ransomware,” ABA Risk 2021, Virtual, March 25, 2021
  • “Alternative Compliance/Inapplicability of State Law,” 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,” Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, New York, NY, October 25, 2018
  • “You’ve Been Breached: Now What?,” Seminar Series for International Brokerage Firm, Raleigh, NC, October 23, 2018
  • “You’ve Been Breached, Now What?,” Seminar Series for International Brokerage Firm, Richmond, VA, October 10, 2018
  • “You’ve Been Breached, Now What?,” Seminar Series for International Brokerage Firm, Falls Church, VA, October 9, 2018
  • “International Regulatory Update,” NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit, Santa Monica, CA, October 2, 2018
  • “Real Estate, Hotel & Gaming – Cyber Event and Post Event Actions,” Conference for International Brokerage Firm, Plano, TX, September 13, 2018
  • “Breach Avoidance/Preparation: Counseling Companies Before the Inevitable Breach (Including Cyber Insurance),” Incident Response Forum 2018, Washington, DC, April 18, 2018
  • “Excel Training for Attorneys,” Continuing Legal Education, Wayne, PA, March 21, 2018
  • “Evolution of Ransomware,” In-house Training for International Insurer, Jersey City, NJ, March 14, 2018
  • “Cybersecurity: Its Impact on You and Your Customers,” 2017 PMMI Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA, November 6, 2017
  • “Mitigating Cyber Exposures: A Risk Manager’s Role,” 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,” Seminar for International Brokerage, New York, NY, October 17, 2017
  • “Claims and Losses Update: 2017 Trends,” 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,” Cyber Claims Round Table for International Brokerage Firm, Philadelphia, PA, September 14, 2017
  • “The Rise of Cyber Claims: What Insurers Need to Know,” America’s Claims Event, Charlotte, NC, June 21, 2017
  • “Best Practices for Incident Response,” Cyber Risk Symposium for International Insurer, New York, NY, June 13, 2017
  • “Managing a Ransomware Attack and Extortion,”  2017 NetDiligence Cyber Liability Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 6, 2017
  • “Mullen Coughlin: Best Practices from Leading Data-Breach Experts,” 2017 Insurance Company Conference for International Insurer, New York, NY, May 25, 2017
  • “2017 Cyber Claims – Trends and Forecast,” 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,” PLUS, Chicago, IL, April, 5, 2017
  • “Evolution of Cyber-Risk,” International Insurer, Whitehouse Station, NJ, March 27, 2017
  • “Tackling Evolving Cyber Threats,” Cybersecurity Symposium for International Insurer, Hartford, CT, March 22, 2017
  • “Cyber Attack…What Now?,” ABA Insurance Risk Management Forum, Coronado, CA, February 5, 2017
  • “What is a Breach Coach,” Webinar Series for International Insurer, Hartford, CT, November 10, 2016
  • “Breach Response: Expert Advice from the Trenches,” Conference for International Insurer, Los Angeles, CA, October 21, 2016
  • “We Have a Breach, What Now?,” Cyber Response Forum for International Insurer, Blue Bell, PA, April 27, 2016
  • “Cyber/Privacy Liability,” IIAP Fraud Day, Philadelphia, PA, March 25, 2016
  • “Is Healthcare Really a Radioactive Risk for Cyber Insurance?,” 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,” RIMS, Naples, FL, July 29, 2015
  • “Discussions on Cyber Liability,” International Insurer, Hartford, CT/Boston, MA, May 11-12, 2015
  • “Corporate Compliance with HIPAA in the Event of a Major Data Breach,” Philadelphia Area Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Spring Conference, Plymouth Meeting, PA, April 23, 2015
  • “Reputational Risk – Real or Fallacy?,” Advisen Cyber Risk Insights Conference, London, UK, February 10, 2015
  • “CyberRisk Policy Virtual Training,” International Insurer, Virtual, January 29, 2015
  • “Trends in Cyber Liability,” In-house Presentation for International Insurer, December 2, 2014
  • “Data Security in the Age of Cyber Breaches,” Avant Resources, Virtual, November 20, 2014
  • “Cyber Edge Tool Presentation,” International Insurer, Webinar, October 24, 2014
  • “Cyber Risk: Threats, Loss Control, Liability & Claims,” Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management, September 26, 2014

PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Cybersecurity Docket “Incident Response 40” (2018-2021)