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

    Christopher Dilenno is a founding partner of Mullen Coughlin. He focuses his practice on assisting clients in data privacy and […]

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  • Elizabeth Dill Partner
    (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
    (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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  • S. Chandler Harris Partner
    (267) 930-1290

    Chandler Harris is an Partner at Mullen Coughlin. Mr. Harris’s practice focuses on counseling clients through privacy and cybersecurity matters […]

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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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Firm News & Events

Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident

At the Spring session of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s (PLUS) Cyber University on March 30, Partner Chris DiIenno presents the session, “Breach Scenario: Surviving a Cybersecurity Incident.”

As the final session of Cyber University, Chris runs participants through a mock data privacy and security incident where “students” use the knowledge gained throughout the program to respond appropriately to the mock exercise. Chris focuses on the challenges of identifying and discovering a cyber breach; the role of the incident response team, including the Beach Coach; the critical steps involved in the response and investigation into a data privacy and security incident; and the common resolutions of an incident response and what type of follow-up is necessary.

PLUS Cyber University is designed as an entry-level program for PLUS members who are new to cyber insurance or for those who want to learn more about cyber risk. The Spring session runs from March 28-30, 2023.

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Demystifying Cyber Insurance

Partner Greg Bautista, at the invitation of Microsoft, presents during the “Demystifying Cyber Insurance” session at ALM Legalweek on Wednesday, March 22.

With the frequency and variety of cyber-attacks continuing to increase, and the regulatory landscape continuously evolving, many organizations are looking to add an additional layer of protection by investing in cyber insurance. However, the world of cyber insurance can be very tricky to navigate with many still unsure as to the process or even what they are actually getting as part of their policy.

The session, in which Greg is joined by Director of Industry Strategy, Insurance at Microsoft, James DeMarco, and Christie Alderman, Cyber Innovation Solutions Officer at Chubb, explores the current status of cyber insurance, delves into the process and the due diligence required before adopting a policy and offers insights into the challenges you can face with your policy downstream.

Legalweek is one week where thousands of legal professionals gather to network with their peers, dive deeper into their professional development, explore topics and strategies tailored specifically to their role and gain the tools to get legal business done.

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Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore

On March 21, Jennifer Coughlin, at the invite of Travelers and the Travelers Institute, joins a panel of government and industry leaders for a live webcast from the historic New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Part of the Travelers Institute’s “Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore” series of national educational symposiums, this live streamed webinar provides attendees and viewers alike with an impactful discussion on the biggest cybersecurity threats facing businesses today. Jennifer, who is joined by Tim Francis, VP and Enterprise Cyber Lead at Travelers, and Ryan Herbert, Business InfoSec Officer for the NYSE, brings her incident response experience to the panel to provide strategies and solutions in preparing for, and responding, to cyber incidents.

The 50th “Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore” symposium is livestreamed from the NYSE on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm. Learn more and register on the Travelers Institute event page.

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