Steven Lee
Managing Director
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Specializes in advising clients in distressed situations - including litigation, arbitration, FCPA / UKBA investigations, fraud investigations, regulatory inquiries, and cyber security
Deep expertise in information governance, electronic disclosure management, digital investigations and applied data analytics
Acts as an expert in court and regularly speaks on topics of information governance and digital investigations
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Steven Lee is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in New York. He brings more than 15 years of experience in information technology management, database management, forensic investigation, electronic discovery and forensics examinations.

Mr. Lee specializes in conducting digital investigations with the use of forensic technology solutions, including forensic computing, electronic disclosure management and database analytics.

Mr. Lee’s recent engagements include fraud investigations, regulatory compliance assessments and information governance management. He frequently speaks on the effective use of forensic technology and has experience submitting expert reports and giving evidence in court.

Most recently at A&M, Mr. Lee conducted a global anti-corruption compliance assessment for a large manufacturing company. Electronically stored information (ESI) was collected from the U.S., U.K., the Netherlands and India to process, analyze and search more than 200,000 documents. As a result, several alarming documents with potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Bribery Act were found, triggering subsequent investigations. Following the assessment, he advised the client in developing a proactive compliance monitoring program.

Previously, Mr. Lee co-led the data preservation and analysis efforts during the administration of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy. In possibly the world’s largest data preservation effort at the time, more than 1,000 financial systems, 1.3 billion e-mails and 200,000 backup tapes were collected to support the ongoing wind-down process and litigations. Financial transactional data was analyzed to trace assets and perform valuations, and unique litigation readiness and disclosure management processes were designed for scalability and speed in responding to large concurrent disclosure requests and creditor claims.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Lee worked in the forensic technology groups of several mid-size to large corporations including a Big Four accounting firm. He established capabilities in the areas of forensic technology and data analyses at these firms. His previous engagements included analyzing transactional databases for an electronic check-payment services firm to identify cancelled and bad-debt records; synthesizing financial data for a large telecommunications company resulting in close to $300 million in accounting adjustments; and performing a large e-discovery exercise for a fine jewelry retailer under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) involving financial restatements and inventory valuation adjustments.

Mr. Lee earned a bachelor's degree in science and engineering, with a focus on computer and telecommunication engineering, from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). He is fluent in English and Korean, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.