Carolyn Purwin Ryan is a partner at Mullen Coughlin. She serves as breach counsel and provides third-party privacy defense legal services. She also aids clients in incident response planning, including tabletop exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels. Ms. Ryan serves as a breach counsel to companies in various areas including healthcare institutions, construction companies, managed service providers, municipalities, professional services, retail, technology and financial institutions. She leads response investigations, guidance in governmental investigations, mitigation and restoration services. Ms. Ryan counsels clients on development of risk assessment policies, vendor agreement analysis and implementation of data privacy practices.
Prior to joining Mullen Coughlin, Ms. Ryan was the co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy department at her previous firm. She also served as national counsel for several state and federal mass tort litigations representing manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical publishers, morcellators and various surgical devices. She previously clerked for the Honorable Joseph Rosa in the Superior Court of New Jersey and Honorable Richard Berman in the United State Court, Southern District of New York.
Carolyn was named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2018 and 2019.