Yumiko Olsen

Senior Associate


Yumiko Olsen advises on data privacy, IP and IT related matters as well as on unfair and deceptive trade practices law.

For Yumiko the law is where her passion for innovation meets technology and research. With a background in scientific research she has experienced the importance of legally protecting data and ideas. Yumiko understands the creation process and companies turn to her for advice at the intersection of data privacy, intellectual property and technology.

As a privacy advisor, Yumiko partners with clients globally to navigate complex data protection issues. She advises clients on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data processing and transfer agreements. She counsels clients to tackle challenging privacy questions by giving practical advice to craft data guidelines and policies including privacy policies and incident response plans.

As an intellectual property and technology advisor, Yumiko advises companies on their license agreements, and company contracts, and issues in relation to unfair and deceptive trade practices. She also advises on due diligence assessments.

With a German/Japanese background, Yumiko has a focus on working with Japanese clients. She is trilingual in German, Japanese and English. She studied at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yumiko worked as a scientific researcher at Bonn University and as an associate in the field of IP/IT and data privacy with another international law firm.

    • Advising a Japanese company on the applicability of the GDPR, providing customized data processing agreements and templates for internal use to ensure compliant processes
    • Advising an international software provider on privacy related matters such as data processing agreements, data privacy impact assessments and security incident plans
    • Advising Tech start-ups on compliance of their services with the GDPR and draft privacy policies and terms of use for this purpose
    • Counselling an US start-up on requirements on sending marketing communications
    • Advising an American cooperation on licensing terms in connection with international product resale
    • Counselling an international manufacturer on employment related privacy matters