Adele Harrison

Senior Associate


Adele is a barrister with a wide range of advocacy and investigations experience. She has worked on a number of high-profile international data breaches and regulatory investigations, working with forensics experts to help clients respond to cyberattacks.

Adele has advised clients on a wide range of cybersecurity and data privacy matters.  Adele has a particular interest in online safety requirements for companies and has advised clients in relation to the Age Appropriate Design Code, Video Sharing Platforms requirements and the Online Safety Bill. 

Before joining Orrick, Adele worked for two years on a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, resulting in settlements with the UK Serious Fraud Office, French Parquet National Financier, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.

Prior to her work in private practice, Adele practiced at the independent Bar for five years. She has experience in prosecuting and defending in a wide range of criminal law cases and has developed a practice focusing on fraud, white collar crime and regulatory law.  Adele has conducted secondments with the Serious Fraud Office and Crown Prosecution Service on high profile banking fraud cases, as well as internships with the International Criminal Court and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

Adele has obtained the Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe (CIPP/E) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

    • Advised global online learning company on online safety requirements.
    • Advised international company on data subject access requests.
    • Advised gaming company on Age Appropriate Design Code compliance. 
    • Advised international company on the development of the Online Safety Bill in the UK.
    • Conducted an in-depth due diligence exercise for online platform's privacy and cybersecurity controls.  
    • Advised international company in relation to a ransomware attack in Europe. 
    • Advised international company following spear-phishing attack.  
    • Global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption resulting in a deferred prosecution agreement of €3.6 billion, the world’s largest global settlement for bribery.

    Please note, Adele's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.