Michael Jervis is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and focuses his practice on assisting clients in preparing for, and responding to, data privacy and security incidents. He provides counsel as clients respond to both data security incidents and regulatory investigations. After determining the scope of a data security incident, Mr. Jervis identifies the governing state, federal, international and contractual duties that dictate the requisite response, and helps clients satisfy the necessary regulations and plan to prevent such future incidents. Mr. Jervis has assisted clients in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, professional services and finance.
Mr. Jervis also assists clients in defending claims that arise from cybersecurity incidents, whether single claims of lost business or stolen funds, or consumer class actions. He evaluates claims to determine potential merit and value, as well as potential defenses. Mr. Jervis then works with clients to develop a strategy for reaching an amicable resolution of the matter or vigorously defending against the claims as the situation warrants.
Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Mr. Jervis practiced civil litigation for more than five years, focusing on insurance coverage, commercial litigation matters and personal injury defense. As part of that practice, Mr. Jervis routinely handled cases involving exposure to his clients into the millions of dollars and investigated and defended against those claims through investigations and court appearances.
Before his legal career, Mr. Jervis worked in software development and information technology, experience he brings to bear when counseling his clients who have suffered a data breach or other security incident.