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: 818-889-8400

Expert witness and forensic investigator, Steve R. Lee, has been a driving force in winning billions of dollars of settlements, recoveries and savings for his clients in bet-the-company litigation. Lee is recognized in global venues for his expertise in financial forensics, information and corporate governance, trade secrets, defeating class certification, and commercial damages. Lee is a guest commentator on national news addressing topics including Ponzi schemes, SEC investigations and global cyber security issues.

As specialists in bet-the-company litigation, Mr. Lee and his firm served 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 almost US $3 billion. Scores of insurance, transportation, high technology, logistics, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, energy, utility, food and beverage, finance, government and private equity clients both domestically and internationally have relied upon the firm's expertise, discretion and demonstrated ability to help their attorneys prevail.

Lee has been instrumental in defeating class certification in various TCPA, labor and employment, false advertising and other matters. He has also played key roles in obtaining positive outcomes in Federal Trade Commission, SEC and United States Department of Justice regulatory actions including, but not limited to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. Mr. Lee’s testimony has been specifically and extensively cited at the appellate level in affirming rulings for his clients.

Lee has testified in the United States, The Caribbean, Europe, the Near East, and the Far East.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Interruption
  • Computer Security
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Information Technology
  • Trade Secrets
  • White Collar Crime

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: -
 Master's in Management
 Master's in Economics
 Bachelor's in Economics
 Certified Fraud Examiner
 Certified Management Consultant
 Licensed Private Investigator
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: -
 Institute of Management Consultants
 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
 American Bar Association
 American Society of Appraisers
 Association of Records Management Administrators
 InfraGard
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: -
 Information Systems (US Navy)
 Strategic Planning (US Navy)
 Corporate Finance (Webster University)
 Introductory Economics (University of Missouri)
 Trade Secrets and Cyber Security (California Bar Association)
 Functions of an Expert Witness (University of San Diego - School of Law)
 "Detecting Fraud" (Commercial Finance Association)
 "Cyber Security" (Enfuse Conference)
 "Law Firms and Information Governance" (CLE)
 "Integrating Physical and Cyber Security" (Northern Trust VIP Event)
 "Due Diligence in China" (M&A Conference)
 "Global Risk Assessment" (Morgan Stanley - Seminar)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 200-300
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: -
 Misappropriation of intellectual property
 Forensic accounting
 Intellectual property valuation
 Trade secrets
 Complex commercial damages
 Cyber security
 Data privacy
 Information governance
 Corporate governance
 Forensic economics
 Bank fraud
 Securities fraud
 Mortgage fraud
 Computer forensics
 Cellular and satellite communications
 Labor and employment issues
 Weights and measures
 Discovery
 eDiscovery
 Breach of fiduciary duty
 Black-Scholes
 Securities - scienter issues
 Accounting standards of practice
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 10%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 90%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 150-200
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: This month.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 50+
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 50+
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30+
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: -
 Expert Witness
 Consulting
 Investigations
 Data Analytics
 Computer Forensics
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: On request
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: On request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: On request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: On request
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: On request


Scott A. Carlson, Chair, eDiscovery and Information Governance
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
233 South Wacker Drive , Suite 8000
Chicago, IL 60606-6448 USA
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Troutman Pepper
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

Martin Jaszczuk, Partner
Jaszczuk P.C.
311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3200
Chicago, Illinois 60606