Kelly Hagedorn joins the firm as a partner in our Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice, bringing a strong enforcement background advising companies in privacy compliance, cyber incident response and privacy-related litigation.
She will be based in London and add to Orrick’s 20-lawyer team providing pan-European coverage in cyber and privacy.
Joining from Jenner & Block, where she was a partner, she was named to Global Data Review’s “40 under 40” list of the “best and the brightest of the data law bar.”
Kelly is a rising star in data privacy regulation and litigation, using her extensive enforcement background to help clients mitigate risk under UK and European data protection laws. She brings deep experience in white collar investigations and international disputes involving major fraud allegations to help clients navigate the growing area of privacy enforcement and litigation.
She was previously seconded to the UK Serious Fraud Office.
“Kelly’s privacy and enforcement background will be a tremendous asset as we counsel clients in the UK, Europe and globally on navigating this landscape,” said Shannon Yavorsky, head of our cyber, privacy & data innovation practice. “We are thrilled to welcome another rising star woman to our team.”
“I am incredibly excited to join Orrick’s growing and dynamic London office. The firm’s global tech focus, its trial platform and the opportunity to join one of the premier global Cyber & Privacy platforms presents an incredible opportunity to take my career to the next level,” Kelly said.
Mark Beeley, head of Orrick’s London office, added: “After an extraordinary 2021, it’s exciting to continue our sector-focused growth strategy. Kelly is the kind of rising star who thrives on our platform and her privacy expertise and enforcement background make her an incredibly strong fit across our tech, energy and finance offerings.”
Orrick is ranked Band 1 in Privacy & Security by Chambers Global, and Chambers USA named the firm Privacy & Security Law Firm of the Year in 2019.
Kelly adds to a London team that has grown 20 percent over the past two years and is the firm’s largest office outside the United States. She follows the addition of Anna Humphrey to the London office, who counsels tech companies on compensation schemes, and Julia Apostle, a privacy and tech transactions partner based in Paris.