Laura A. Decker is an Associate with Mullen Coughlin. She represents organizations of all sizes and from all sectors in responding to, and investigating, data privacy and security incidents. She works closely with forensic investigators to evaluate the scope of the incident, all while counseling the organization on its data breach notification requirements under state, federal and international law, as well as any contractual duties.
Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Laura was an attorney at a civil litigation firm in Philadelphia representing individuals in complex medical malpractice and personal injury suits. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Public Defender for the Chester County Public Defender’s Office. As a public defender, she managed an extensive case load of misdemeanor and felony cases, securing numerous victories at trial, reduced sentences and dismissals for her clients.
After graduating from law school, she was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey L. Finley of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
As a law student at George Mason University, Laura was a Research Editor for the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal and a 2011 award winner for “Best Student Note.” She also received a Virginia Law Foundation grant for summer work in public interest law.
- “Victim Impact Evident in Death Penalty Sentencing Proceedings: Advocating for a Higher Relevancy Standard,” George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal (2011)
AWARDS & HONORS
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: 2022 (“Rising Star”)