Mullen Coughlin, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Mullen Coughlin LLC is a law firm uniquely dedicated exclusively to representing organizations facing data privacy events, information security incidents, and the need to address these risks before a crisis hits. Founded by John Mullen, Jennifer Coughlin, Jim Prendergast, and Chris DiIenno, our team of accessible and motivated attorneys have handled thousands of events and possess experience and talent in data breach response, regulatory investigation defense, pre-breach planning and compliance, and privacy litigation defense unmatched in the industry.

Meet Our Team

  • Richard J. Aponte-Boyd Partner
    (267) 930-4888

    Richard Aponte-Boyd, a Partner at Mullen Coughlin, focuses his practice on data privacy and security incident response. Working with organizations […]

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  • James A. Cope Partner
    (267) 930-4766

    James A. Cope is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin where he focuses his practice on assisting clients with data privacy […]

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  • J Coughlin Jennifer A. Coughlin Partner & Managing Member
    (267) 930-4774

    Jennifer A. Coughlin is a Founding Partner of Mullen Coughlin and its Managing Member, guiding the Firm in its commitment […]

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  • C DiIenno Christopher J. DiIenno Partner
    (267) 930-4775

    Christopher Dilenno is a Founding Partner of Mullen Coughlin, focusing his practice on assisting organizations as they respond to, and […]

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  • Elizabeth R. Dill Partner & Co-Chair, Advisory Compliance
    (267) 930-5327

    Elizabeth (Liz) Dill, CIPP/US is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin, located in Richmond, Virginia. She focuses her practice on counseling […]

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  • Kevin E. Dolan Partner & Co-Chair, Advisory Compliance
    (267) 930-4861

    Kevin E. Dolan is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Advisory Compliance practice group. As Co-Chair, […]

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  • E Finn Edward J. Finn Partner
    (267) 930-4776

    A Partner at Mullen Coughlin, Ed Finn assists organizations in various industry groups with ensuring compliance with a wide variety […]

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  • B Fox Brian F. Fox Partner
    (267) 930-4777

    Brian Fox focuses his practice on privacy and data security matters, helping clients navigate the various state, federal and international laws that govern the protection of data. When a privacy event occurs, he assists clients with locating the source of the breach, identifies affected individuals and prepares the legally required notice to individuals and regulatory officials.

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  • A Freind Angelina W. Freind Partner
    (267) 930-4782

    Angelina Freind is a Partner with Mullen Coughlin, LLC. Ms. Freind assists clients with the preparation for and response to data security incidents.

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  • Paulyne Gardner Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy Litigation and Regulatory Investigation
    (267) 930-2098

    Paulyne Gardner is a Partner in Mullen Coughlin’s Privacy Litigation practice, handling all aspects of third-party claims, including single-plaintiff and […]

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Firm News & Events

ClaimsXchange Cyber Claims Academy

Carolyn Purwin Ryan, Partner at Mullen Coughlin, is a professor at the 2024 Cyber Claims Academy presented by ClaimsXchange from July 17-18 in Chicago, IL.

Alongside cyber insurance professionals from prominent cyber insurance industry stakeholders, Carolyn teaches three courses:

  1. “Regulatory Environment — International, Federal, and State Breach & Privacy Laws”;
  2. “Cyber Claims Overview — Ransomware, BEC, Etc.”; and
  3. “Crisis Communications – Communicating with Law Enforcement, Customers, Clients, and Employees During a Breach”.

Learn more, and register to attend, here.

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Optimize Cyber Resiliency and Security Operations

Mullen Coughlin Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan joins a panel of cyber insurance and IT professionals for a discussion on cyber resiliency and operations on June 5 in Radnor, PA.

Moderated by Margaux Weinraub of The Graham Co., Carolyn, along with David Armstrong (CISO at The Judge Group), cover a blended perspective of cyber and information security operations, as well as best practices on the recovery of essential applications and infrastructure after a ransomware incident.

Learn more, and register to attend, here.

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Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore

Supporting our friends and partners at Travelers and the Travelers Institute, Mullen Coughlin is proud to join Joan Woodward and representatives from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for their “Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore” series of in-person events throughout June in Tampa, Nashville, Chicago and St. Louis.

The “Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore” series, presented by the Travelers Institute, bring together government and industry leaders for a discussion on threats to cybersecurity. Panelists provide in-depth looks at the current threat landscape and strategies to help prepare for and respond to a cyber incident.

Mullen Coughlin Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan joins the June 4 event in Tampa, the June 6 event in Nashville and the June 27 event in St. Louis; Partner Lynda Jensen will join the June 13 event in Chicago.

Learn more about the series, and register to attend, here.

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