Managing Director and Co-Leader, Global Electronic Discovery and Investigations Practice, Duff & Phelps LLC; Los Angeles, Calif., United States
Erik Laykin is a managing director and co-leader of the Global Electronic Discovery and Investigations practice at Duff & Phelps LLC (http://www.duffandphelps.com). Mr. Laykin is an electronic discovery/computer forensic authority and an internationally recognized testifying expert in the investigation of cyber-crime, electronic fraud, data breaches, trade secret theft, trademark, patent and systems design infringement/failure, corporate espionage and other complex information technology disputes. He regularly comments on legal and technology matters at industry conferences and for the media including CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS.
Mr. Laykin is a Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), a Certified Electronic Discovery Specialist (CEDS) a Fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters (www.courtappointedmasters.org), a member of the Board of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (www.FEWA.com) and an active member of several American Bar Association committees and working groups within the Sedona Conference (www.thesedonaconference.org). Mr. Laykin is also the past president and Pacific Rim Director of the FBI’s Infragard (www.infragard.com) Program.
In addition to his expert testimony, Mr. Laykin also serves as a court appointed Special Master and an eDiscovery Neutral in Federal and State Court.
Mr. Laykin’s book “Investigative Computer Forensics” will be published by John Wiley & Sons in Q2 2013.