Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Erik Laykin Named Leading Forensic and Litigation Consultant in North America

NEW YORK - Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that two of the Firm’s professionals have been recognized in the current edition of Who’s Who Legal: Forensic and Litigation Consulting. This recognition identifies the leading digital forensics specialists throughout the world who focus on the collection, preservation and analysis of electronic data to assist clients in trade secret disputes, cybersecurity investigations and other emerging challenges of the digital age.

The following Duff & Phelps professionals were recognized:

Erik Laykin, Managing Director and Leader of Duff & Phelps’ Global Data Risk practice was selected for 2017 by peers as the preeminent Forensic and Litigation Consultant in North America with a focus on his world-class cyber-forensic technology practice and impressive expertise in complex investigations, expert testimony and disputes.
Joel Bowers, Director of the firms’ Canadian Global Data Risk practice was identified as possessing vast experience handling computer forensic investigations with a wide array of related projects in multiple jurisdictions including Canada, the U.S. and China.

Hassan El Asraoui, Managing Director and Global Head of Kroll’s Information Management and Governance service line, commented, “The depth and reach of Duff & Phelps’ cyber investigations, and trade secret theft investigations capabilities continues to provide a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace.  This is evident both in the marquee engagements that demonstrate the highest level of trust and confidence in our capabilities, as well as the kind of recognition bestowed by Who’s Who Legal.  We offer our congratulations to Erik and Joel in this respect, and look forward to their contributions for years to come.”

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work by peers and both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.

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