Steven H. Lee


Steven H. Lee is a partner in the Atlanta and Savannah offices of Lewis Brisbois, and vice chair of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. As an experienced former Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Lee focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, complex litigation matters and white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Lee seeks to represent his clients by limiting their exposure in state and federal white collar investigations. He represents businesses, top executives, officers and individuals in matters of healthcare fraud, federal tax violations, export violations, FCPA, wire fraud, criminal trade secret theft, antitrust compliance, public corruption, and money laundering.

As an Assistant United States Attorney from 2016 through 2022 for the Middle District of Alabama and the Southern District of Georgia, Mr. Lee represented the U.S. Department of Justice in cases involving national security, healthcare fraud, tax violations, trade secret theft and a variety of economic crimes.

In the Southern District of Georgia, Mr. Lee successfully prosecuted the district’s first national security case involving Russian and Italian nationals conspiring to obtain a U.S. origin power turbine for use on a Russian arctic deep water drilling platform in violation of IEEPA, and the district’s first trade secret theft case involving proprietary aircraft wing designs and anti-ice testing information belonging to a Fortune 500 aerospace company. He also successfully prosecuted the first 10b-5 securities fraud case involving a purported technology startup incubator in the Middle District of Alabama. Mr. Lee also served as the Healthcare Fraud Coordinator, Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator and National Cybersecurity Specialist.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Lee served as a state healthcare fraud prosecutor in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office where he successfully obtained two jury trial convictions against Medicaid providers who had fraudulently billed for services that were never rendered. Throughout his career, Mr. Lee has first-chaired or co-chaired a total of 30 jury trials in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Lee has written on federal criminal issues and participates in legal forums nationally. His vast prosecutor experience is advantageous to corporate executives and officers, particularly in white collar cases.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Georgia
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Appellate Courts
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia


University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA

Juris Doctor

  • Prosecutorial Clinic
  • Chattahoochee Inn of Court

St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Bachelor of Arts History, summa cum laude

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