Erik hails from California where, after graduating from Stanford University in 2001, he served as a police officer, detective, computer forensic examiner, and computer forensic lab quality manager for the City of Palo Alto. He has held clearances, obtained numerous federal certifications as a computer forensic examiner, and was certified as an ASCLD/LAB inspector for computer forensics. Before joining the firm in 2011, Erik served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Russell G. Vineyard in the Northern District of Georgia.
Erik’s areas of interest include technology and intellectual property litigation, electronic discovery, toxic torts, criminal law, municipal defense, banking, and employment law. Erik graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2010, where he served on the managing board of the Alabama Law Review, the Campbell Moot Court Board, the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team, and was awarded the Order of Barristers and Order of the Coif. His note on Discovery of Portable Electronic Devices was selected as best student note, and published in Volume 61 of the Alabama Law Review.
In his free time, Erik enjoys lifting weights, running races, badminton, snow sports, firearms, and spending time with his wife Sarah Anna and son Vance.