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Ignatius Grande

Senior Discovery Attorney/Director of Practice Support

Ignatius Grande advises case teams and clients on how to best leverage the latest technologies and e-discovery practices from initial document preservation and collection through to review and production. By putting strategic processes in place, Mr. Grande helps clients manage their e-discovery obligations in the most efficient and cost effective manner. He also advises clients on the management of their social media presence and in the preservation and collection of social media information. Ignatius previously served as in-house counsel for a commodities company and as an e-discovery consultant for a national e-discovery vendor. He is a frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to e-discovery and social media and teaches a course on E-Discovery at St. Johns University School of Law. 

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, St. John’s University School of Law (E-Discovery) (2013-present)
  • Co-Chair, Social Media Committee of Commercial & Federal Litigation Section of New York State Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member, NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • Member, eDiscovery Committee of NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section
  • New York City Bar Association   
  • Sedona Conference Working Group for Electronic Document Retention and Production
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Compliance & Legal Division
  • Law Clerk, Honorable James M. Munley, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1999-2001 

Recognition

  • Recipient, ILTA’s Publication Awards 2013 Outstanding White Paper Article for "Technology- Assisted Review 2.0", International Legal Technology Association, May 2013 (co-author) 

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York  

Practice Groups and Other Information

Education Information

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999​
  • Yale University, B.A., Political Science, 1996
    with distinction in major 

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • Connecticut, 1999​

Languages

  • Italian

Highlighted Publications

  • "Electronic Discovery: Being Prepared for Litigation" Carole Basri & Irving Kagan, Corporate Legal Departments: Practicing Law in a Corporation, 4th ed. Copyright Practising Law Institute. Reproduced with permission. May 2013
  • "Technology- Assisted Review 2.0", International Legal Technology Association, May 2013 (co-author)
  • “The New Constants – Death, Taxes and…Social Media?”, Bloomberg BNA, April 2013 (co-author)
  • eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, 2012, West Publishing, author of “Meet and Confer Obligations” chapter
  • “Potential Impact of Enron-Related Rulings on Liability of Secondary Actors in Securities Markets: at 21st Annual Federal Securities Institute, Glasser LegalWorks, February 20, 2003 (co-author)    
 
October 16, 2014ESI, Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Should and Should Not Be Doing
Webinar
September 23, 2014NYCLA Discovery and Admissibility of Social Media Evidence: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
CLE
New York, New York
September 9, 2014The Huron Legal Institute’s E-Discovery Practice Scenarios: Counseling, Negotiation and Litigation
Conference
New York, New York
July 23, 2014Ethical Dilemmas in E-Discovery: When Things Go Bad Who Gets the Blame
CLE
New York, New York
July 16, 2014Today's General Counsel's "The Exchange" E-Discovery for the Corporate Market
Panel Discussion
New York, New York
June 23, 2014Winning Cases in Federal Court
CLE
New York, New York
May 19, 2014So You're Interested in a Career in e-Discovery
CLE
New York, New York
April 3, 2014The Internet of Things: Privacy, IG and e-Discovery Issues
Webinar
March 24, 2014Government Investigations 2014: The Expanding Role of Electronic Information in Investigation and Response
PLI Conference
New York, New York
February 25, 2014Legal Quick Hit: Report on Comments to the Proposed FRCP Amendments
Webcast
January 29, 2014Social Media in Your Practice: The Ethics of Investigations, Marketing, and More
CLE
New York, New York
January 21, 2014The In-House Perspective on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
CLE
New York, New York
December 12, 2013The 17th Annual eDiscovery & Information Governance in Practice Forum
CLE
New York, New York
November 21, 2013Sedona Conference Cooperation in Practice Panel
Panel Discussion
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
October 10, 2013Death, Taxes and . . . Social Media? How Companies Can Adapt to the Social Media Age
Webinar
September 30, 2013 - October 1, 2013Citywide Association of Law Assistants of New York Courts 2013 CLE - The Ethics of Social Media
CLE
New York, New York
September 19, 2013e-Discovery Introduction: Best Practices & Key Cases
Seminar
District of Columbia
June 6, 2013How Social Media Is Changing the Practice of Law
New York State Bar Association Event
New York City, New York
March 18, 2013Ethics in Social Media 2013
PLI Event
New York, New York
January 31, 2013Will Technology Assisted Review Save Money?
Panel Discussion
New York, New York
January 16, 2013eDiscovery Best Practices for 2013 and Beyond
Panel Discussion
New York, New York
December 5, 2012The Effective Use of Social Media In and Out of the Courtroom: How to be "Liked" by the Judge and Jury
Panel Discussion
New York, New York
November 27, 2012Technology-Assisted Review 102
Webcast

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Growing Litigation Challenges of Social Media," New York State Bar Association, June 6, 2013
  • Ethics in Social Media 2013, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY, March 18, 2013
  • “Will Technology Assisted Review Save Money?” LegalTech New York 2013, New York, NY, January 31, 2013
  • “eDiscovery Best Practices for 2013 and Beyond,” Cowen Group Leadership Breakfast Series, New York, NY, January 16, 2013
  • The Effective Use of Social Media In and Out of the Courtroom: How to be “Liked” by the Judge and Jury, New York, NY December 5, 2012
  • Technology-Assisted Review 102, Webcast November 27, 2012
  • Ethics and Law Department Management 2012: A View from the Inside, New York, NY November 6, 2012 (Practicing Law Institute)
  • “eDiscovery Cost Shifting Breakfast,” Applied Discovery & B3 Legal, June 12, 2012
  • “Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment” Fordham Corporate Compliance Conference, New York, NY, April 2, 2012
  • “Litigation and eDiscovery in the U.S.” at Conference on International Franchising and Distributorship, sponsored by A.SVI.COM, April 27, 2011    
 

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