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

The Harsh Reality of Cyber Attacks in Public Education, Is Your District Prepared?

On November 30, Partner Kevin Mekler presents at the Florida School Boards Association’s (FSBA) 77th Annual Joint Conference in Tampa, FL.

Speaking alongside John Farley, Managing Director of Arthur J. Gallagher’s Cyber Liability practice, the session “The Harsh Reality of Cyber Attacks in Public Education, Is Your District Prepared?” will provide attendees with a look at the current cyber threat landscape impacting public school districts and best practices to prevent or mitigate those threats. Kevin and John also provide valuable insight into cyber risk management, including cyber insurance, and the legal considerations to be made when preparing for a data privacy and security incident.

The FSBA Annual Joint Conference provides an opportunity for school board members, superintendents, district staff and others to network and gain needed insight into the issues and events impacting public school education in Florida. Learn more about the Conference here.

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Cyber Attacks: How Not to Lose Your Practice

At the November 19 New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS) Annual Fall Meeting, Jennifer Coughlin presents on the panel “Cyber Attacks: How Not to Lose Your Practice.”

Moderated by Dr. Mark Epstein of Epstein Plastic Surgery, and along with other professionals from the cyber insurance and information technology fields, Jennifer will discuss the legal obligations healthcare organizations have after a data privacy and security incident has occurred. Jennifer also shares best practice and tips for an effective incident response so that any financial, operational and reputational harm is mitigated during and after an incident.

The NYRSPS Annual Fall Meeting is held over one day and examines today’s trending topics in plastic surgery and practice management. Learn more about the NYRSPS here.  

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Security Threats and Trends

Mullen Coughlin is excited to support the final NetDiligence “Cyber Risk Summit” of the year from November 16-17, 2022 in “The World’s Risk Capital,” Bermuda.

Gregory Bautista moderates the panel “Security Threats and Trends” on Thursday, November 17. Along with forensic investigators from Magnet Forensics, Charles River Associates, Kroll and Tracepoint, this panel provides attendees with an update on current threat actors, ransomware strains and law enforcement wins, and what cyber insurers and other cybersecurity professionals should be on the lookout for in 2023 and beyond.

NetDiligence’s Bermuda “Cyber Risk Summit” has nearly 50 info-packed sessions and comprehensive discussions on the latest in cyber insurance coverage and cybersecurity solutions for the cyber industry, including insurers, brokers and forensic investigators. For more information, please visit NetDiligence’s event page.

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