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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Steven Ambort is "on a different level" to his competitors, combining a wealth of experience with a pragmatic approach to his work.


Steve is the global co-leader of the firm’s disputes, investigations and risk practice. He has over 28 years’ experience, specialising in solving complex digital data challenges for companies facing regulatory, litigation, financial and operational issues.

Steve has substantial experience in complex and high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters, having led engagements involving unstructured and structured data analysis. His experience involves a variety of data challenges, including advising and implementing solutions to e-disclosure challenges, analysing structured data to determine economic damages to assert or defend a claim and designing and implementing automation tools to streamline the processing and remediating of customer misselling complaints arising from regulatory intervention.

Steve’s work increasingly involves the assessment and use of leading edge artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to reduce the manual document review requirements to identify responsive, privileged or other pertinent electronic documents.

Steve’s experience is unique, having lived and worked extensively in the US and Europe. He has been retained by clients facing matters before the European Commission (EC), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the UK High Court, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and various US judicial courts.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in business administration, with distinction, from Tulane University.

Steve is a certified management accountant (CMA) and a certified management consultant (CMC). Steve is also a member of the finance and real estate advisory board at the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration. In 2014, Steve was recognised by Jay Alix, the founder of AlixPartners, with the Founder’s Award for his contributions to the firm.

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