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Tristan Atwood Coughlin


Tristan Atwood Coughlin

Washington, DC

T:+1 202 662 4733

Tristan Coughlin is an associate in the Washington, DC office.

Ms. Coughlin focuses her international practice on cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy matters. Ms. Coughlin helps clients navigate the various state, federal and international laws that govern the protection of data, as well as advises clients on data breach preparation and cybersecurity risk management, including but not limited to conducting information security and privacy program assessments and developing and conducting tabletop exercises. Ms. Coughlin also counsels clients in investigating and responding to events compromising information and systems security, working closely with third-party forensic consulting experts and law enforcement to identify the nature and scope of a compromise. She is also well versed in managing any resulting regulatory inquiries that may follow the discovery of a data security incident.

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  • Education

    JD, with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2013
    BS, magna cum laude, International Economics and Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2010

    During law school, Ms. Coughlin was involved in the Mock Trial Board, Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and Vice President of GW National Security Law Association.

    In college, Ms. Coughlin was involved in Pi Beta Phi Women's Fraternity, TCU Chancellor's Leadership Program and Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society.

    Ms. Coughlin is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.

  • Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Illinois State Bar
  • Memberships and activities
    • Vice Chair of Diversity for the ABA Section of International Law: National Security Committee
    • Junior League of Washington
    • American Bar Association
    • International Association of Privacy Professionals