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Erik Laykin

Erik Laykin

Duff & Phelps10100 Santa Monica BoulevardSuite 1100Los AngelesCaliforniaUSA90067

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Data - Data Experts 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Erik Laykin receives widespread plaudits for his first-rate practice and is often retained to testify in cases involving resurrection and deletion of data.

Biography

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 multinational 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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Erik Laykin is an "excellent" practitioner for e-discovery matters, and has experience handling matters in the US, Europe and Asia.

Biography

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.

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