Erik Laykin is a managing director in the Los Angeles office and is part of the Disputes and Investigations practice. He is also a member of the Forensic Technology and Analytics group. Erik focuses on high stakes eDiscovery, computer forensics and corporate investigations on behalf of law firms and corporations throughout the North America, Asia and Europe.
In addition to his eDiscovery credentials, Erik is an internationally recognized authority on complex information technology disputes, which include white collar and cyber crime, theft of trade secrets, privacy and data loss, internet, software, hardware systems failures, intellectual property disputes and other emerging challenges of the Information Age. As a result, Erik frequently provides expert witness testimony on behalf of litigants in federal and state courts.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Erik was the Chair of the Information Technology Investigations practice at Navigant Consulting. While Erik regularly comments on legal and technology matters at international conferences and for the media, he is also the past president and Pacific rim chair of the FBI Infragard Program.
Erik is active with various committees of the American Bar Association, the Sedona Conference, the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, the Forensic Expert Witness Association, the Electronic Commerce Council and the High Tech Crime Investigators Association.