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 misappropriation of intellectual property, cyber security, data privacy, fraud, defeating class certification, and commercial damages. Lee is a guest commentator on national news addressing such topics as the 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 capitalized on 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, the Far East, and Australia.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Interruption
  • Computer Security
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Lost Profits
  • Trade Secrets

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
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 Master's in Management
 Master's in Economics
 Bachelor's in Economics
 Certified Fraud Examiner
 Certified Management Consultant
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
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 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:
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 Information Systems (US Navy / Webster University)
 Strategic Planning (US Navy / Webster University)
 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)
 "Cyber Security and the Law Firm" (Bar Association of San Francisco)
 "Law Firms and Information Governance" (Chicago Bar Association)
 "Integrating Physical and Cyber Security" (Northern Trust VIP Event)
 "Due Diligence in China" (M&A Conference - Cayman Islands)
 "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?
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 Misappropriation of intellectual property
 Intellectual property valuation
 Trade secrets
 Complex commercial damages
 Cyber security
 Data privacy
 Information governance
 Forensic accounting
 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
 Scienter issues
 Accounting standards of practice
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 10% - typically a very large enterprise bringing an action against another very large enterprise.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 90% - typically a large or very large business.
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


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