Eric Shirk

Eric Shirk

National Leader, Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations


BDO Houston Office



Executive Summary

Eric Shirk is the National Leader of Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations in BDO Consulting's Forensic Technology Services practice. He has more than 20 years of experience conducting both domestic and international investigations for corporations and their legal counsel in the financial, healthcare and energy industries.  

Eric has extensive knowledge and experience assisting clients with investigations involving financial fraud, data breaches, anti-bribery and foreign corruption, whistleblower allegations, intellectual property theft and trademark protection, embezzlement and kickback schemes, litigation intelligence and specialized fact finding.
Experienced in discovery protocols, neutral third party analysis agreements, 26(f) conferences, protective orders, preservation and collection protocols and 30(b)(6) preparations, Eric frequently provides expert witness testimony in both state and federal courts in the areas of intellectual property theft and digital evidence spoliation.

Prior to joining BDO, he was a Managing Director and Technical Consultant for UHY Advisors where he oversaw the firm’s digital forensics practice.  Eric is the sole inventor for a US Patent for “System and Method for Preserving Electronically Stored Information”. This solution is marketed as “Tristan” and allows a layperson to complete a forensic image of a laptop, desktop or server computer.

Professional Affiliations

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE)


B .S., Computer Information Systems, Missouri State University