Erik Laykin, CHFI, CEDS
, Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of Duff & Phelps, LLP, is an internationally recognized Computer Forensic, Electronic Discovery, and Cybercrime Expert
. Mr. Laykin is the co-chair of the firm’s Global Electronic Discovery & Investigations practice. He focuses on high stakes eDiscovery, computer forensics and corporate investigations on behalf of law firms and corporations throughout the North America, Asia and Europe.
An electronic discovery and computer forensic authority, Mr. Laykin has served as an expert witness throughout the United States in both Federal and state court and has also served as a court-appointed Special Master in matters involving complex eDiscovery and technology investigations. As the co-chair of the GEDI practice, Mr. Laykin directs large-scale corporate investigations and electronic discovery litigation. As a result of his investigations and expert testimony, he and his team have successfully solved/resolved cases valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of Fortune 100 companies both domestically and abroad.
Areas of Investigative Expertise
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- Electronic Fraud
- Data Breaches
- Trade Secret Theft
- Patent and Systems Design Infringement and Failure
- Online Piracy
- Corporate Espionage
- White Collar Crime
- Privacy and Data Loss
- Intellectual Property Disputes
- Complex Information Technology Disputes
Accountants, CEOs, and other financial professionals need to understand how to leverage the newly emerging tools of computer forensics to protect assets, investigate fraud, and win the case. Investigative Computer Forensics takes the purely scientific aspects of classic computer forensics and marries them to the practical side of investigations and the pursuit of digital evidence in the course of litigation. It provides financial professionals with the necessary practical aids, case examples, and skills needed to leverage computer forensics during eDiscovery and investigations both domestically and abroad.