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 focuses his practice on data privacy, network security and incident response. Working with clients in all industry sectors, […]

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  • Elizabeth Dill Partner
    (267) 930-5327

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

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  • Kevin E. Dolan Partner
    (267) 930-4861

    Kevin E. Dolan is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and an experienced data privacy and incident response attorney. He focuses […]

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

    Ed Finn assists clients with ensuring compliance with a wide variety of data privacy rules, statutes and regulations, including the […]

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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
    (267) 930-2098

    As a Partner in Mullen Coughlin’s Litigation practice, Paulyne handles all aspects of data privacy and security class actions, third-party […]

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  • Amanda Harvey Partner
    (267) 930-1697

    Amanda Harvey is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and focuses her practice on providing organizations of all sizes and from […]

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  • Lynda Jensen Partner
    (267) 930-2303

    Lynda Jensen is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and an experienced privacy, cybersecurity and incident response attorney. Ms. Jensen focuses […]

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  • Michael Jervis Partner
    (267) 930-4498

    Michael Jervis is a Partner at Mullen Coughlin and focuses his practice on assisting clients in preparing for, and responding […]

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Firm News & Events

Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident

Mullen Coughlin Partner Chris DiIenno joins the Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s (PLUS) Fall session of Cyber University on September 22, 2022 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm as instructor for the session “Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident.”

During the session, wherein Chris is joined by cybersecurity, cyber risk management and cyber insurance professionals Evgueni Erchov of Arete, Andrea Lea of Vantage Risk and Mark Sadler of Great American Insurance Company, presenters focus on the challenges of a data privacy and security incident, including identifying the incident and the discovery process; the role of the incident response team; critical steps in the incident response process; the resolution of the incident; and the necessary follow-up.

Designed for entry level professionals and cybersecurity industry veterans alike, PLUS Cyber University’s curriculum provides a knowledge base necessary to understand the various dynamics and forces that shape the cybersecurity and cyber insurance industry. Learn more about Cyber University and register to attend here.

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Cyber Event Tabletop Exercise

Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan joins the faculty of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s (CLM) 2022 Claims College, teaching in the School of Cyber Claims on September 9, 2022 in Baltimore, MD.

As an instructor for the course entitled “Cyber Event Tabletop Exercise,” Carolyn and co-instructor Kirsten Mickelson, Claims Attorney at Coalition, provide an opportunity for “Level 2” Claims College students to practically apply the information they have been learning throughout the School of Cyber Claims curriculum through a cyber loss tabletop exercise. This hands-on course, which simulates a real life data privacy and security incident, allows students to immerse themselves in the various issues that arise during the lifecycle of a data privacy and security incident, and how to successfully apply their knowledge to the scenario as it develops. This includes how to appropriately react after the discovery of an incident; an introduction to the various roles and responsibilities of the incident response team, including third-party vendors; assisting in understanding the competing concerns and issues that arise during the response; and teaching on the implications of each action taken during the incident response. Related cyber insurance issues, as well as third-party claims, is also taught.

The School of Cyber Claims at CLM’s Claims College provides participants with technical and practical knowledge to proactively and effectively manage claims arising under traditional insurance policies and stand-alone cyber insurance policies. Students also gain a comprehensive understanding of privacy and data protection principles, regulations and laws, and learn cutting-edge strategies to resolve cyber claims. After a successful completion of all three levels of the School of Cyber Claims, graduates earn a Certified Claims Professional in Cyber Claims designation from CLM. For more information about the Claims College and the School of Cyber Claims, visit CLM’s event information page.

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Cyber Risk at ‘DEFCON 1 Level!’

During this year’s annual Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS) Meeting & Education Conference, Partner Kevin Mekler co-presents the session “Cyber Risk at ‘DEFCON 1 Level!’” on August 25 from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Joined by Greg DeLoach, Angela Lee and Mark Landers of Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA), this presentation provides attendees with the information they need to understand the incident response (IR) process after a simulated ransomware attack on a hospital’s network. Session participants will leave the session with an understanding of the key players involved in the ransomware IR process; best practices for healthcare organizations to follow prior to, during and after, a data privacy and security incident; and how cyber insurance can provide an extra layer of protection against similar incidents.

FSHRMPS is a statewide professional development association comprised of members who are healthcare risk management and patient safety professionals. The Annual Conference takes place from August 24-26 in St. Petersburg, FL. To learn more, visit the Conference website.

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