Mullen Coughlin Honored at Zywave Cyber Risk Awards

Mullen Coughlin

DEVON, PAMullen Coughlin has been named the Cyber Law Firm of the Year and received the Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – Attorney award at the 2024 Zywave Cyber Risk Awards. Nearly 10,000 cyber insurance and industry peers voted on the prestigious honors.

Mullen Coughlin has now won the Cyber Law Firm of the Year award for six years, including consecutive wins from 2021 to 2023. This accolade recognizes the firm’s exceptional work in the cyber insurance space over the past year. In 2023 alone, the firm handled nearly 4,000 data privacy and security incidents, advised over 500 organizations on proactive compliance, and represented more than 250 clients in privacy litigation and regulatory investigations.

John F. Mullen, CEO of Mullen Coughlin, expressed his pride in the firm’s accomplishments. “Our team works around the clock – 24/7/365 – to provide the most effective and efficient legal counsel for our clients, and this award recognizes once again our unbridled commitment to the industry and data privacy law,” he said.

Partner Carolyn Purwin Ryan was named Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – Attorney. This award highlights her dedication and expertise as a Breach Coach attorney and as a key resource for the cyber insurance community, including carriers, brokers, and regulatory bodies. Although nominated in 2023, this is Carolyn’s first win. Previous recipients of the honor from Mullen Coughlin include John F. Mullen in 2017 and 2018 and Jennifer A. Coughlin in 2022.

“I am gushing and thrilled for this honor,” said Carolyn. “I am so grateful to my cyber industry friends, my Mullen Coughlin colleagues, and the numerous industry partners we work with for their continued support.”

Jennifer A. Coughlin, Managing Member, praised Carolyn’s achievements. “Carolyn is a true professional and a leader in the cyber insurance industry and for Mullen Coughlin. She is not only a thoughtful and knowledgeable data privacy attorney and Breach Coach, but she is also one of the most encouraging and positive persons I know. This honor solidifies her accomplishments as a go-to resource for our cyber insurance clients, their insureds, and our industry partners. We could not be happier for Carolyn and are excited to witness her continued success at Mullen Coughlin and within the industry,” she said.

John F. Mullen added, “These awards are a true testament to Mullen Coughlin’s hard work, unparalleled experience, and devotion to the cyber industry and our clients, business partners, and law enforcement.”

Mullen Coughlin’s recognition at the Zywave Cyber Risk Awards highlights its leading role in providing top-tier cyber law services and its ongoing commitment to excellence in the field.

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