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A lawyer by training with over 25 years experience in the risk and investigative arena, Steve is responsible for RSI’s Private Investigations Practice.  Steve has previously acted as Managing Director for a global investigation concern and as partner responsible for the National Investigations Practice of a “Big Four” consulting firm.


Los Angeles
Office: 213.943.4050
Mobile:       310.729.5376

Prior to Risk Solutions & Investigations, Mr. Vale was an Executive Managing Director and General Counsel with Citigate Global intelligence, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Kroll Associates. His experience includes: Risk management, finance, regulatory and investigation assignments, security reviews, compliance and management consulting, projects in a wide variety of industries including: financial services, gaming, high-tech and biotech manufacturing, petroleum refining, automobile manufacturing and retail and pharmaceutical distribution

Finance & Regulatory — Investigated and analyzed banking portfolios for fraud/risk factors.  Assisted receivers and bankruptcy counsel with banking/real estate litigation to identify fraud and hidden assets.  On behalf of California Department of Justice, Division of Gambling Control conducted in depth licensing investigations including detailed sources and uses of funds analysis.
Risk Management and Security — Assisted with the design and implementation of Security Programs, Compliance, Monitoring and Crisis Management Programs for a wide range of corporate clients.  Focus on linking systems, physical and human related security components.
Computer Investigations — Internal investigations regarding abuse of corporate computer systems, loss assessment and prevention.  Complex, discovery related information gathering.
Litigation and Fraud Investigations — Extensive experience providing forensic and investigative support in the course of complex litigation, including representation of clients in significant international business disputes, pre-trial litigation fact gathering and post-trial asset recovery. Complex domestic and international investigations for major corporate clients, sales and distribution channel investigations in addition to numerous internal inquiries regarding fraud and abuse of corporate assets.
Crisis Response Services — Acted on behalf of domestic and international clients involved in crises including law enforcement and regulatory problems, environmental occurrences and incidents of threats and violence in the workplace.
Information Protection — Investigated the loss of sensitive information and key intellectual property assets; Internet related projects include domain name issues, e-mail and chat-room threats and extortions and “avatar penetration” of virtual Internet personas.  Assisted with the design and implementation of pro-active Brand Protection Security Programs.
JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1981
BS, Western Connecticut State University, 1978
Connecticut Bar, 1981
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1982
City of Los Angeles – Rampart Independent Review Panel 2000: Member: Personnel and Ethics, Cultural and Community Policing Committees
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – 20th Annual Fraud Conference – 2009 – Faculty