Erik Laykin commands a stellar reputation in the US market, with outstanding ability on an array of issues such as trade secret theft, electronic fraud and corporate espionage.
Erik Laykin, CHFI, CEDS, JMG, CFLC is a managing director and founder of the global data risk practice at Duff & Phelps LLC.
As an early pioneer in the cyber investigations field in the mid-1990s he founded the first commercial computer forensic/cyber-investigation labs in Los Angeles, Chicago and Hong Kong and developed cutting-edge investigative techniques on behalf of multi-national law firms and corporations that are still employed today.
Mr Laykin has assisted hundreds of foreign and domestic clients on issues such as complex electronic discovery, computer forensic disputes, investigation of cyber-crime, malware and viruses, trade secret theft, corporate espionage, software and hardware systems failures, intellectual property theft and other challenging information technology disputes. On many of these matters Mr Laykin serves in federal or state court as an expert witness, independent neutral or as a court-appointed special master.
As a cyber-forensic subject matter expert, author, futurist, and Sinophile, Mr Laykin regularly comments on emerging technology and business risks at international conferences and for the media. Mr Laykin provides education on cyber-related issues to law firms, corporations, government agencies and universities. He is chair of the American Bar Association computer forensic expert witness committee, committee chair of the ABA IoT committee, current president of the Forensic Expert Witness Association and the past president and Pacific Rim director of the FBI’s InfraGard programme.
Mr Laykin’s newest book, Investigative Computer Forensics, was recently published by John Wiley & Sons.