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

Cyber Resilience for Contractors

Partner and Mullen Coughlin Co-Founder & CEO John Mullen joins Michelle Chia of Zurich North America at the International Risk Management Institute’s “2022 Construction Risk Conference” in Las Vegas, NV on November 16.

The session, “Cyber Resilience for Contractors,” will discuss actionable items that construction and other related organizations can use to improve their cyber resiliency before a data security incident occurs. For these types of organizations, cyber resilience is important to deter ransomware attacks and other cyber-threat vectors that can impact their industry reputation and ability to bid for, win and complete projects. John and Michelle also present implementable plans to minimize the impact of a data security incident after one has occurred.

IRMI’s 42nd Annual Construction Risk Conference will feature sessions from top industry speakers on innovative technologies for the construction industry, fresh and relevant content on construction risk, insurance and networking opportunities. Learn more about IRMI here, and the conference here.

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2022 NetDiligence “Cyber Risk Summit”

Mullen Coughlin is proud to sponsor the 2022 NetDiligence “Cyber Risk Summit” in Santa Monica, CA from October 10-12, 2022.

At this year’s Summit, Carolyn Purwin Ryan presents the “2022 Claims & Losses Update” plenary session on Tuesday, October 11. This “can’t miss” panel provides attendees with a review of the 2022 NetDiligence Cyber Claims Study, along with insights from Carolyn on the types of cyber claims derived from incident response matters throughout 2022.

The Santa Monica “Cyber Risk Summit” features three days of workshops and panel discussions by nearly 100 cyber professionals on hot topics and trends related cyber insurance claims, incident response and privacy liability. For more information, please visit NetDiligence’s event page.

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Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore

At the invitation of Travelers and the Travelers Institute, Mullen Coughlin Partners Kevin Dolan and Carolyn Purwin Ryan join the educational symposiums, “Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore,” in St. Paul, MN on October 4 and Los Angeles, CA on October 13, respectively.

These educational symposiums are designed to help businesses and organizations tackle the evolving cyber threat landscape. Industry leaders from the public and private sectors, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), share insights into the current threat landscape and strategies to help prepare for and respond to a cyber incident.

Kevin and Carolyn are joined on their respective panels by Travelers VP & Enterprise Cyber Lead, Tim Francis, along with other cyber professionals from the public and private sector.

The Travelers Institute was created by Travelers as a means of participating in the public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. More information about the October 4 symposium can be found here, and information about the October 13 symposium here.

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