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Richard Lutkus

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Litigation - Commercial Litigation; eDiscovery and Information Governance; Global Privacy & Security (GPS) Team


Mr. Lutkus is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Lutkus is the only attorney in the world that holds deeply technical certifications in digital forensics (EnCE), eDiscovery (EnCEP), and information security (CEH). Mr. Lutkus’ exceptionally strong technical background includes experience in information security, computer programming, computer and mobile device forensics, and eDiscovery. With over 13 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.

His practice is dedicated to complex information governance issues including information security, eDiscovery consulting and litigation response, digital forensics, data breach prevention and response, cyber-stalking mitigation, and information technology related policies and practices. Mr. Lutkus has represented clients in a wide range of disputes including trade secrets, computer fraud and abuse, intellectual property theft, high tech employee malfeasance investigations, software licensing agreements, data ransom/data hijacking matters, cryptocurrency and blockchain consulting, IoT security consulting, and data privacy issues.


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2008 - Present); General Counsel, Professional Associates, LLC (2006 - 2008); Associate Attorney, Carroll & Truesdale, P.C. (2004 - 2006); Manager of Information Technology, Systematic Management Systems (2000 - 2004).


Latin, Python, C++, PHP, HTML


Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation – Infragard

Chairman of the Legal Industry SIG for the Pacific Region - FBI Infragard

High Technology Crime Investigation Association  (HTCIA)

The American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery (ASDFED)

Relativity Law Firm Advisory Board


J.D., Creighton University School of Law (2004); B.S.B.A, Creighton University (2002).

United States: Dispute resolution


Within: E-discovery

Seyfarth Shaw LLP's team of 'focused practitioners' comprises lawyers and technologists dedicated to e-discovery and information governance. It is led jointly from Chicago by Jay Carle and Scott Carlson, who 'combines legal experience, computer science knowledge, exceptional business judgment and standout integrity'. Recommended lawyers in San Francisco include Richard Lutkus and senior counsel Kathleen McConnell.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Next Generation Partners

Richard Lutkus - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Along with compliance work, breach management and litigation, the ‘incredibly client-focused’ Seyfarth Shaw LLP specializes in automotive telematics, blockchain, IoT, big data and usage-based insurance. The practice is jointly headed by Houston’s ‘true expert’ John Tomaszewski  and security expert Scott Carlson from the Chicago office. Tomaszewski and San Francisco’s Richard Lutkus, who is well versed in data security and encryption, assisted human resources services and technology company Morneau Shepell with due diligence for its acquisition of LifeWorks. Chicago-based Bart Lazar has been advising a leading strategic communication firm and a well-known apparel manufacturer on GDPR compliance.

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