Mr. Richard D. Lutkus is a partner based in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice is dedicated to complex information governance matters involving to cybersecurity, data breach preparedness and response, digital forensics, internal investigations, crisis management, eDiscovery, cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and other technology related disciplines.
With over 14 years of experience, Mr. Lutkus represents and provides information governance consulting to a broad range of clients—from Fortune 100 global enterprises to small and mid-sized companies alike. Mr. Lutkus has assisted clients in a wide range of cybersecurity matters including privileged cybersecurity assessments, tabletop exercises, threat hunts, penetration tests, social engineering assessments, amongst others.
He has also assisted clients in global data privacy assessments for GDPR compliance, conducted functional and technical data mapping for global enterprises, managed endpoint interrogation for privacy risk assessments, and assisted with development of securing data relating to privacy compliance requirements.
Aside from cybersecurity and privacy, Mr. Lutkus also has a strong practice in digital forensics to support matters involving trade secret misappropriation, computer fraud and abuse, intellectual property theft, internal investigations, harassment investigations, data ransom/data hijacking matters, etc.
Mr. Lutkus is the only practicing attorney in the world that holds three exceptionally technical certifications in digital forensics (EnCE), eDiscovery (EnCEP), and certified ethical hacking (CEH). Mr. Lutkus’ exceptionally strong technical background includes experience in cybersecurity, computer programming, network security, computer and mobile device forensics, ethical hacking, and eDiscovery.
Through the SeyfarthLean approach, Mr. Lutkus has developed a distinguished practice that applies Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies to deliver increased value to our clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive pricing and efficiency demands.
Seyfarth’s commitment to delivering legal services in a new way—with an emphasis on value, process improvement, and innovation—has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being “five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm.” Through SeyfarthLean Consulting, Mr. Lutkus also offers consultative advice that complements Seyfarth’s diverse legal offerings, providing clients with a holistic approach to managing their matters.
- J.D., Creighton University School of Law (2004)
- B.S.B.A, Creighton University (2002)
- Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation – Infragard
- Relativity Law Firm Advisory Board
- Chairman of the Legal Industry SIG for the Pacific Region – FBI Infragard
- Information Systems Security Association (San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters)
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