Grant Thornton Grows Forensic Technology Services Practice


Steve McNew

Data and technology specialist Steve McNew has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a Forensic Technology Services managing director within the firm’s Advisory Services practice.

Based in the firm’s Houston office, McNew strengthens the firm’s service offerings in forensic accounting, internal investigations, litigation support, and corporate governance. With businesses in all industries navigating through an uncertain future, McNew’s strong leadership and vision will be an asset to both Grant Thornton colleagues and clients.

“The addition of Steve continues Grant Thornton's multi-year strategy of deepening our capabilities in our three core forensic technology offerings: eDiscovery, Digital Forensics and Data Analytics,” said Johnny Lee, Grant Thornton’s national Forensic Technology Services practice leader. “Steve's diverse background as a practice leader and practitioner lends strength to the investigative and litigation consulting aspects of our Forensic Advisory Services practice – including, but certainly not limited to, our incident response solutions. We are poised for tremendous growth, and we are confident in Steve’s leadership experience to help us forge ahead.”

Added Michael Bennett, office managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Houston office, “Steve brings to Grant Thornton a combination of proven leadership skills and extensive industry acumen within the forensic technology space. Having a leader of Steve’s caliber with his many years of practice will be invaluable to our clients as we help create, protect and transform value across their businesses.”

McNew comes to Grant Thornton with nearly 30 years of experience counseling clients through complex disputes, investigations, and litigation. McNew has extensive experience in discovery-related matters, which include information governance, discovery consulting, eDiscovery, and predictive coding. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, McNew was a managing director and Global Strategic Market Development leader at Navigant Consulting Inc.

McNew is a Qualified Private Investigator in Texas, and he is credited with authoring a patent on enterprise search and data collection software.

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