Kevin Mekler

3001 N. Rocky Point Drive East, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607

Office: (267) 930-2190


Stetson University Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude

Park University
Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Management, cum laude

United States Air Force
Target Intelligence Analyst


  • Florida

Practice Areas

Kevin Mekler is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and an experienced privacy, cybersecurity and incident response attorney. Kevin focuses his practice on guiding organizations of all shapes and size through the incident response process after a data privacy or security incident has occurred, including from initial triage and investigation through performance of legal and regulatory obligations the organizations may have. He also advises organizations of their data privacy and information security obligations under applicable laws, and assists them with their compliance efforts.

Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Kevin developed extensive experience as a trial lawyer and a deep knowledge of computer-related events and crimes both as a practicing lawyer in fidelity and as a managing director and counsel of a team of as professionals handling crime, cyber and kidnap and ransom (K&R) claims. This experience informs the compliance strategies and recommendations he makes for organizations, particularly those navigating unique operational situations in the privacy and technology space, as well as before his guidance before, during and after a data privacy and security incident.

Kevin is also a frequent speaker at banking conferences across the Midwest, Southern and Mid-Atlantic regions.


  • “Navigating Incident Response,” Spring 2024 Midsize Enterprise Summit, Orlando, FL, April 30, 2024
  • “Data Privacy and Security Incident Response,” National Association of Realtors, Virtual, September 11, 2023
  • “So You Have Had a Cyber Incident – Cyber Hot Shots, Part Deux,” Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS) 43rd Annual Meeting & Education Conference, Orlando, FL, August 25, 2023
  • “The Future of Fighting Crime: Insurance & Verdicts,” Mississippi State University Insurance Day 2023, Mississippi State, MS, April 5, 2023
  • “Cybersecurity Issues Facing Government Entities,” Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust of Florida Member Education Day, Orlando, FL, February 1, 2023
  • “The Harsh Reality of Cyber Attacks in Public Education, Is Your District Prepared?,” Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Annual Joint Conference, Tampa, FL, November 30, 2022
  • “Cyber Risk at DEFCON 1 Level,” Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS) 42nd Annual Meeting & Education Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, August 25, 2022
  • “Cyber Security for Law Firms โ€“ Why Law Firms Make Prime Targets For Criminals,” Injury Board Pathfinder 2022, Palm Beach, FL, June 27, 2022
  • “Cybersecurity Insurance & The Mid-Market,” Spring 2022 Midsize Enterprise Summit, Orlando, FL, April 26, 2022
  • “The Interaction Between Cyber Insurance, Data Breach Response and Cybersecurity Governance,” ABA/TIPS Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 3, 2022
  • ABA/TIPS/FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting, 2018
  • Fidelity Law Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • ABA/TIPS/FSLC Mid-Winter Meeting, 2013
  • ABA/TIPS Fall Fidelity Meeting, 2013
  • Surety & Fidelity Claims Institute Annual Conference, 2012


  • Virginia Nears Becoming Second State with Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law,” February 19, 2021
  • “Investigating the Employee Dishonesty and Theft Claim,” Chapter in Handling Fidelity Bond Claims, Third Edition, 2019
  • “Social Engineering Insuring Agreements: Developing Limits and Exclusions,” Co-Author, 2018
  • “EMV โ€“ The New Frontier of Fraud,” Community Bank Alert Co-Author, 2015
  • “Strategic and Logistical Issues in Litigating Fidelity Bond Claims,”ย The Fidelity Law Journal, Vol. XX, 2014
  • “Insuring Agreement G: Fraudulent Mortgages,” Chapter in Annotated Financial Institution Bond, Third Edition, Co-Author, 2013
  • “General Agreement G: Insuredโ€™s ERISA Plans,” Chapter in Annotated Financial Institution Bond, Third Edition, Co-Author, 2013
  • “Conditions and Limitations: Ownership,” Chapter in Annotated Financial Institution Bond, Third Edition, Co-Author, 2013
  • “Important Riders and Miscellaneous Topics: Retroactive Date Rider,” Chapter in Annotated Financial Institution Bond, Third Edition, Co-Author, 2013