New firm Mullen Coughlin dedicated entirely to data privacy

By Chad Hemenway on October 17, 2016

After nearly three years as chair of Lewis Brisbois’ data privacy and network security practice, John Mullen—and his entire team of attorneys—are leaving to start a new law firm dedicated to data privacy as addressed by the insurance industry.

“We believe we are the first law firm ever with our breath of experience totally dedicated to the cyber insurance space,” Mullen told Advisen. “Cyber insurance is critical for virtually all entities. Our lawyers possess scores of years of experience within this very focused niche. They have handled thousands of breaches.”

The firm, Mullen Coughlin, is open for business October 3 and includes a dream team of well-known partners: founding partners Chris DiIenno, Jim Prendergast and Jennifer Coughlin, as well as partners Claudia McCarron, Sian Schafle, Ryan Loughlin, Ed Finn. McCarron will lead the data privacy class action practice.

“We also have eight other experienced data privacy associates on the initial team, with plans to hire more,” Mullen said. The firm will be based outside of Philadelphia and will service all of North America.


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Chad Hemenway is Managing Editor of Advisen News. He has more than 15 years of journalist experience at a variety of online, daily, and weekly publications. He has covered P&C insurance news since 2007, and he has experience writing about all P&C lines as well as regulation and litigation. Chad won a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Single Article in 2014 for his coverage of the insurance implications of traumatic brain injuries and Best News Coverage in 2013 for coverage of Superstorm Sandy. Contact Chad at 212.897.4824 or