Richard Aponte-Boyd focuses his practice on data privacy, network security and incident response. Working with clients in all industry sectors, Mr. Aponte-Boyd advises clients on preparing for and responding to data security incidents. Mr. Aponte-Boyd guides clients through all aspects of an incident response including, discovery, investigation, identification of legal duties and compliance with any duties arising out of a data security incident. Mr. Aponte-Boyd also assists clients with any resulting regulatory inquiry and follow up from a data security incident.
Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Mr. Aponte-Boyd worked at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office for 18 years. Mr. Aponte-Boyd worked as a paralegal while attending law school until becoming an Assistant District Attorney in 2005. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney, developed strong litigation experience and tried approximately 40 jury trials. In addition, he was a supervisor in various units including Juvenile Court, Charging Unit, Trial Division and Pre-Trial Division. In this capacity, he participated in system wide implementations of policies and procedures including new data management systems. He also was also an adjunct professor for Experiential Learning at Temple University – Beasley School of Law and a Co-Op Supervisor with Drexel University – Earl Mack School of Law.