Rebecca Harlow

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Rebecca is a Senior Associate in Orrick's San Francisco office who focuses on class action defense, including cybersecurity and privacy litigation, and other complex commercial litigation.

Rebecca's practice includes all aspects of class action and other civil litigation, in areas including privacy and data security breach litigation, insurance litigation, securities enforcement and shareholder litigation, and arbitration. She has represented multiple companies in class action litigation involving claims by consumers, employees, and institutions relating to security, privacy, employment, and other issues, as well as assisting clients with associated regulatory investigations. She has also represented clients facing investigations by the SEC, insurance coverage disputes and arbitration of contractual disputes. Rebecca's pro bono practice focuses on immigration and civil rights issues.

Rebecca has assisted multiple clients across industries in seeking, obtaining, and disputing the denial of insurance coverage. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has advised clients on insurance, contracting, and other unique issues that have arisen. Recently Rebecca served as the senior associate in a fraud trial that was tried in-person during the height of the omicron variant and settled after a week of trial.

Prior to joining Orrick, Rebecca was a business and securities litigation associate in the San Francisco office of another international law firm. She previously served as a pro bono fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services representing low-income clients in disputes over state cash and food assistance benefits.

  • Class Action Defense

    • Zoosk. Defending Zoosk and its parent company against consumer class action in federal court in California following announcement in June 2020 of data security incident.
    • Arby's. Advising Arby's regarding defense against all third-party claims arising from a payment card incident announced in February 2017.
    • Target. Advised Target Corporation in defending card issuer class action litigation stemming from the data security breach that Target announced in 2013.
    • Employment Class Action. Represented a manufacturing company in California wage-and-hour claims in multiple state courts.

    Other Litigation Experience

    • Micron. Senior associate in a fraud trial on behalf of Micron. The matter was tried in-person during the height of the omicron variant in early 2022, and settled after a week of trial.
    • Getaround. Lead associate in pending professional negligence and breach of contract lawsuit against its former third-party auto insurance administrator.
    • Commercial Arbitration. Represented a financial technology company in arbitration of a contractual dispute. Represented a chemical company in arbitration of a dispute over land contamination and clean-up.
    • SEC Inquiries and Investigations. Assisted a fund client in preparing for an SEC interview regarding a past investment. Represented a fund client in the federal government's investigation into insider trading and the use of expert networks.