Lauren C. Burnetta is an Associate at Mullen Coughlin in the firm’s Incident Response practice area. Using her strong background in health law, she represents clients in the healthcare industry who have been the victim of a cyber security incident, while also counseling them on the various industry-related laws and regulations, such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
When an incident occurs, Ms. Burnetta assists clients in determining the nature and scope of the incident and identifying potentially impacted populations. Ms. Burnetta advises each client as to the applicability of state, federal and foreign privacy laws, and in every event, works diligently with the client to ensure proper compliance with data breach notification requirements, proper disclosure to impacted populations and preservation of institutional goodwill.
Before joining Mullen Coughlin, Ms. Burnetta was an associate at a prominent Philadelphia insurance defense firm, practicing in their Labor and Employment department. Her practice focused on representing both public and private employers in litigation and arbitration involving all aspects of employment law.
Prior to private practice, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Nina Wright Padilla in the First Judicial District of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas. As a Judicial Law Clerk, Ms. Burnetta assisted in various court proceedings and bench trials, performed substantial legal research on a variety of complex issues and assisted in authoring judicial opinions.
Ms. Burnetta earned her J.D. from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, specializing in Health Law. While in law school, she worked as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Thereafter, she worked as a Legal Intern for a plaintiff’s civil litigation firm in Montgomery County (PA) which handled personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases.
While in law school, Ms. Burnetta was the recipient of an Outstanding Pro Bono Service Honors Award for completing more than 250 pro bono hours. She also served as the President of the Women’s Law Society, Treasurer to the Community Service Initiative and as a Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
Ms. Burnetta graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a major in Psychology.