Christopher Spiker is a Vice President in Stroz Friedberg’s New York office where he helps clients identify, assess, and appropriately respond to a wide-range of risks. He leverages substantial experience managing international fraud investigations, overseeing forensic analyses, and gathering intelligence to protect client interests and respond to potential threats. Mr. Spiker works with executives and litigators to preserve and collect sensitive data, perform digital forensics examinations, run complex investigations, conduct due diligence, protect valuable intellectual property, and respond to data breaches.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Spiker was an associate at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP. At Gibson Dunn, Mr. Spiker represented multinational corporations in high-stakes litigation in courts across the United States and in Latin America. His work included a substantial role on the trial team that won a two-month civil RICO and fraud trial against a lawyer who procured through corrupt means a multibillion-dollar judgment in Ecuador. On that matter, Mr. Spiker managed a skilled team of digital forensics experts, investigators, and linguists to develop evidence that the judgment was the product of fraud and contained large sections of text copied verbatim from plaintiffs’ lawyers’ internal files. On other matters, Mr. Spiker worked closely with digital forensics teams to analyze hard drives used by plaintiffs’ lawyers and develop clear evidence of fraud which resulted in numerous crime-fraud rulings.
In addition, Mr. Spiker co-founded a boutique litigation law firm where he handled all aspects of litigation, from initial claims investigation through case resolution.
Mr. Spiker earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Spiker worked at a law firm specializing in disability and special education litigation and served as a staff editor of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Mr. Spiker earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University.