Steve R Lee

Steve R Lee

Steve Lee & Associates, LLC
1800 Century Park East, 6th Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90067
Office: 310-785-1000
Fax: 310-785-2222


Forensic investigator and expert witness, Steve R. Lee, has been a driving force in winning billions of dollars of settlements, recoveries and savings for his clients. Widely recognized for his expertise in white collar crime, antitrust, various species of fraud, data privacy and security, economic counter espionage, cyber crime and e-discovery, Lee is a frequent guest commentator on Fox News, CNN and CNBC addressing such topics as the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the SEC's investigation of Goldman Sachs, the Galleon hedge fund scandal and global security issues.

As specialists in high stakes litigation, Mr. Lee and his firm were litigation consultants and forensic advisors to Discover Card and Morgan Stanley in one of the largest commercial antitrust damages lawsuits in US history. The matter settled favorably for Mr. Lee's clients in the amount of US $2.75 billion. Scores of finance, insurance, airline, automotive, high technology, healthcare, media and entertainment, energy, utility, food and beverage, government and private equity clients both domestically and internationally have capitalized on the firm's expertise, discretion and demonstrated ability to prevail.

Lee was the principal expert testifier in the recent landmark Courtney Love Cobain "twibel" matter. His client prevailed at trial. In addition to "twibel", Lee has testified and/or been recognized as an expert in the following areas: mortgage fraud, bank fraud, securities issues, employment/labor matters, forensic accounting, forensic economics, misappropriation of intellectual property, complex commercial damages, computer forensics, e-discovery, antitrust damages, information security, counter cyberstalking, weights and means violations, FCPA issues and financial misstatements. Mr. Lee’s testimony has been specifically and extensively cited at the appellate level in affirming rulings for his clients.

Among Mr. Lee's other credentials, he is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a licensed Private Investigator in the State of Illinois (Lic. 115.002251).

Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Asset Searches
  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Valuation
  • Class Actions
  • Computer Security
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Employment
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Health Care Economics
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business
  • Internet
  • Law Enforcement
  • Marketing
  • Medical Fraud
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Investigators
  • Public Opinion & Survey Research
  • Risk Management
  • Security Management
  • Stalking
  • Surveillance
  • Telecommunications
  • Telephony
  • Tourism & Travel Industry
  • Weapons
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination

Expert Background

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25


References upon request.