What’s a Breach Coach®?

Breach Coach® is a trademarked term coined by NetDiligence® to describe a specialized role—typically performed by an attorney—in responding to a data breach or other cyber incident. A Breach Coach® has deep experience in:

  • State, Federal and International laws/statues that require certain compliance actions following a data breach
  • Cybersecurity best practices and security/privacy standards
  • Vendor contracts and service-level agreements (SLAs)
  • Cyber liability insurance marketplace, including coverage aspects
  • Overall management of the response on behalf of an organization, including selecting and contracting for supporting services such computer forensic investigation
  • Coordination with cyber liability insurance claims departments/adjusters

The following firms are authorized by NetDiligence® to use the term Breach Coach® to describe themselves and their services. 


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney‘s Cyber Security & Data Protection Group has helped retailers, investment advisors, energy companies, and health care providers craft strategies and policies to keep their data safe. Even the most security conscious and tech savvy organizations are concerned about the cybersecurity threat to their critical information assets and the economic, legal and reputational damage that would result from a breach. As an outside law firm that has worked extensively with clients both reactively, to weather the fallout from a breach, and, proactively, to reduce the risk and mitigate the fallout, we bring the unique perspective of lessons learned the hard way by others. For more information, please visit us at http://www.bipc.com/.


Cipriani & Werner, P.C. delivers an end-to-end, integrated approach to its clients’ privacy and data security needs.  Clients of this Mid-Atlantic litigation defense firm benefit from our team of professionals that includes experienced litigators, leaders in crisis communications, forensic IT assessment and mitigation, regulatory compliance and government relations offering services including corporate and IT audits and risk assessments, development of breach response plans, our breach response team and litigation defense.  Our clients appreciate the simplicity and certainty of having a single point of contact with a trusted team that has served the insurance industry for more than three decades. For more information, visit www.c-wlaw.com.


The Lewis Brisbois Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team is available 24 hours a day/365 days a year to assist with any type of data privacy or security incident. Having handled thousands of events, they are led by a former cyber attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and include a former federal crisis manager and ten Certified Information Privacy Professionals. Their team is geographically distributed, with members in every time zone, ready to assist at any time. In addition to fully managed breach response services, the team provides a holistic suite of data privacy and security services, including privacy compliance, incident response planning, employee training, and vendor contract management. The team is backed by a full-service law firm, with the resources and capacity to assist in any size of incident. Visit us at http://lewisbrisbois.com/practices/data-privacy-cyber-security.


Founded by John Mullen, Jim Prendergast, Chris DiIenno, and Jennifer Coughlin, Mullen Coughlin LLC is a law firm uniquely dedicated to solely servicing organizations of every size and from every industry with data privacy crises, incidents, and risks. Having handled thousands of events, our accessible and motivated attorneys possess experience and talent in pre-breach planning and compliance, breach response, regulatory investigation and management, and privacy litigation defense unmatched in the industry. For more information, please visit https://www.mullen.law/.