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 Disputes and Investigations in New York.

Mr. Lee brings over 18 years of experience in information technology management with over 14 years of specialist experience in digital investigation, data risk and compliance, and data analytics in context of investigations, disputes and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Lee’s primary focus has been in financial crime investigations, white collar investigations, IP theft investigations, cyber security, employment disputes and regulatory compliance exercises across industries. Having spent 6 years in London leading the European forensic technology practice, Mr. Lee has extensive international experience and navigating complex cross-border and data privacy considerations. Mr. Lee also has experience acting as an IT Forensics Expert and giving both written and oral testimony in court and regularly speaks on topics of information governance and digital investigations.

In a recent engagement, he advised a global financial institution to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for data governance, retention, and document production. His work involved a comprehensive review of communications data lifecycle including in-depth process reviews, control gaps assessment, and data validation. 

Previous to that, Mr. Lee was engaged by one of the largest banks in Greece and led the IT data integrity and validation workstream in response to regulatory reporting requirements. Working closely with the business stakeholders, IT, and system owners, Mr. Lee streamlined the process of extracting relevant data sets from multiple transactional systems, performing data quality assessments, and preparing regular reports to regulators.

His experience also includes assisting a global energy company to conduct an internal investigation of potential violations of FCPA and UK Bribery Act. The investigation spanned across a number of countries including the US, Italy, and India. Mr. Lee led a team to work closely with the client’s legal and IT teams to identify the relevant custodians, collect data from multiple regions, perform early case assessment, and manage the document reviews involving multiple languages.

He led data preservation and transaction data analysis efforts during the administration of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and preserved, analyzed, and/or prepared historical dashboards for financial data from 2700+ applications to support the ongoing wind-down and claims processes.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Lee established forensic technology capabilities at other international consulting firms, including a Big Four Accounting Firm.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Designated Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Designated EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCe).

He is fluent in Korean and has working knowledge of Spanish.