Richard Lutkus


Mr. Lutkus is a Partner in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 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 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.

Also an experienced litigator, Mr. Lutkus has represented clients in a wide range of disputes including trade secrets, computer fraud, intellectual property theft, software licensing agreements, product liability matters, and data privacy issues.  He has also defended clients in actions involving negligence, fraud, retaliatory discharge, mass tort, and a variety of commercial class actions.

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.