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Erik Laykin (born 1964, Los Angeles, California) is a computer forensics expert and cyber-crime investigator.
Erik Laykin was a past President and Pacific Rim Director of the L.A. FBI Infragard program as well as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the EC-Council (Electronic Commerce Council). Laykin has served as an expert witness in court in technology investigations.
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Co-founder of Online Security, Inc. with Charlie Balot in mid-1990s. Established initial computer forensic capabilities on behalf of American investigative agencies Kroll Inc., Investigative Group International and Pinkerton Investigations. Established first commercial computer forensic labs in Los Angeles, Chicago and Hong Kong  catering to the legal and corporate community.
Director of Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI) from 2004 - 2008 where he established the Information Technology Investigations Practice and worked with noted industry leaders Jennifer Baker and James Gordon.
Managing Director of Duff & Phelps, LLC. as of 2008 where he is the co-practice chair of the Global Electronic Discovery and Investigations practice. Led the Data Forensics and eDiscovery Investigative team (2009–2010) on behalf of the court-appointed Lehman Brothers bankruptcy examiner, Anton Valukis, the chairman of Jenner & Block, whose extensive report brought to light Lehman Brothers usage of Repo 105.
Laykin was appointed by California Insurance Commissioner and Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Poizner to the California Department of Insurance Anti-Fraud Task Force where he chaired the technology committee. Laykin was featured in the 2010 History Channel - A&E Network series Partners in Crime  episode "Control-Alt-Delete", which highlighted a number of his high tech investigations in Asia. The program was syndicated by the Crime & Investigation Network (South East Asia) throughout Asia. Laykin is featured in the 2013 Smithsonian Channel series "Forensic Firsts" and "Catching Criminals" which chronicles a variety of investigations which utilize the forensic sciences. Who's Who Legal selected Laykin as one of 50 top global Digital Forensic Experts in 2014,2015 and 2016 calling him: "the authority on e-discovery and digital forensics".
Laykin is a contributing author of "The Life and Death of a DotCom in China" published by Asia Law & Practice in 2000. Laykin's book "Investigative Computer Forensics" was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2013. ISBN 978-0-470-93240-7
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