Nicholas J. Pontzer

75 S. Clinton Avenue, Suite 510
Rochester, NY 14604

Office: (267) 930-4434


University of Chicago Law School
Juris Doctor, 2008

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts, 2005


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Practice Areas

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Monroe County Bar Association โ€“ Member, Litigation and Young Lawyer Sections

Nicholas Pontzer is an Associate at Mullen Coughlin and practices in the firmโ€™s Incident Response service area. He counsels organizations of all sizes and across all industry sectors in their response and investigation into cybersecurity incidents. Nick coordinates the investigation by working closely with the organization and third-party forensic investigators to determine what, if any, legal obligations arise from the incident. Nick then advises the organization on their legal duties and compliance with state, federal or international law, as well as contractual or industry-specific regulations.

Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Nick was an associate at a full-service law firm, practicing in their Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, General Liability, Business and Commercial and Global Insurance Services practice groups.


  • Represented an automotive dealer franchise in a data breach involving interactions with federal agencies, law enforcement and global corporate headquarters


  • New York-Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2018)