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Johnny Lee




Executive summary

Johnny Lee is a Principal and the national practice leader for the Forensic Technology practice of Grant Thornton LLP’s Forensic and Advisory Services. A management and litigation consultant and former attorney, he specializes in forensic investigations, data breaches, complex data analytics, computer forensics, and electronic discovery in support of investigations and civil litigation.  He also provides advisory services to organizations working to address complex CyberSecurity and Data Privacy issues.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Johnny served in various executive roles for global consulting firms, and he also served in the District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, GA.  He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and author on various topics across involving CyberSecurity, Information Privacy, Data Analytics, eDiscovery, Computer Forensics, Information Governance, Business Intelligence, and the effective use (and risk management) of Information Technology.

Johnny’s broad range of experience over the past twenty years includes software development, systems integration and analysis, and over fifteen years within the legal industry.  He has delivered solutions (in both public and private sectors) to Law Firms, General Counsel, Boards of Directors, Audit Committees, and Chief Financial/Information/Operations executives, on the effective identification and mitigation of business, compliance, and litigation risk within the enterprise.  His particular expertise involves advising attorneys and executive management on the proper management of vast and complex stores of information to address operational, financial, legal, and regulatory risks facing organizations today—from policies and procedures to training and systems implementations.  Johnny also has broad industry experience, including healthcare, financial services, insurance, communications, manufacturing, advanced technology, energy, consumer products, higher education, construction, real estate, and professional services.

At Grant Thornton, Johnny is responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of the firm’s Information Privacy and Data Governance solutions.  He has extensive experience with Internal Audit and Compliance-related engagements, and he has deep experience with project management methodologies, serving as a project lead within a “Big Five” management consulting environment for many years.  Additionally, he has designed and delivered training programs to boards, attorneys, executives, Human Resources professionals, accountants, and Information Technology personnel.


Professional qualifications and memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Advisory Board, Georgia State University’s Computer Information Systems College
  • Advisory Board, Georgia Southern University’s School of Forensic Accounting
  • Member, AICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee
  • American Society for Digital Forensics & Electronic Discovery (past Vice President)
  • American Bar Association


  • JD, GSU College of Law
  • BA, Emory University

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