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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 


  • 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​


  • Italian

Highlighted Publications

  • "Social Media Ethics: Keeping Up with Changing Obligations," American Bankruptcy Institute, October 2015 (co-author)
  • “Why ABA Opinion on Jurors and Social Media Falls Short” New York Law Journal, May 5, 2014 (co-author)
  • “How Technology Assisted Review Can Decrease the Cost of E-Discovery in Arbitrations,” NYSBA Dispute Resolution Reporter, Spring 2014 edition, (co-author)
  • “Social Media Creates Complex Ethical Issues” New York Law Journal, March 4, 2014 (co-author)
  • "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 26, 2016Exposure, Evidence and Ethics - Social Media's 21st Century Role in Lawyering
CLE Seminar
Albany, New York
September, 29, 2016Legal Ethics in the Digital Age: Practical Strategies for Using Technology Ethically in Your Practice, New York State Bar
New York, New York
September 21, 2016Social Media – Innovative Technology Developments and Groundbreaking Case Law, ACEDS Webinar
July 11, 2016Better eDiscovery: Leveraging Technology to its Fullest
May 13, 2016Proportionate and Cost-Efficient eDiscovery: An Oxymoron?
Cooperstown, New York
April 19, 2016eDiscovery and Compliance, ACEDS eDiscovery Conference
New York, New York
November 4, 2015ESI, Ethics & Social Media: What Have We Learned Since 2014?, Bloomberg BNA Webinar
CLE Webinar
October 10, 2015Second Requests Demystified: Using Assisted Review in HSR Filings, RelativityFest
July 17, 2015Cross Border Data Privacy and the EU, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
New York, New York
May 20, 2015Privacy and Security Issues in New Technologies
New York, New York
May 6, 2015eDiscovery Trends, TAR and Technology: What Lawyers Must Know to Avoid Malpractice
New York, New York
April 27, 2015The Experts Speak: Tips and Techniques in Presenting, Preserving and Challenging the Admissibility of Evidence
New York, New York
April 21, 2015How Courts and Practitioners Can Adapt to the Rapidly Changing Technology of 2015 and Beyond
April 15, 2015E-Discovery 2015: Best Practices and Ethical Implications
New York, New York
April 15, 2015E-Discovery 2015: Best Practices and Ethical Implications
March 26, 2015Avoiding Common Pitfalls: Ethical Considerations for Practicing Attorneys
New York, New York
March 23, 2015PLI: Government Investigations 2015: Electronic Information in Investigation and Response
New York, New York
March 19, 2015Bridging the Gap - Review and Use of Evidence from Social Media
Conference - CLE
New York, New York
February 4, 2015LegalTech: Cost Control and Using Analytics to Proactively Manage Analytics to Enhance Litigation and Discovery Strategy
New York, New York
January 26, 20152015 NYSBA Career Development Conference
New York, New York

Speaking Engagements

  • ESI, “Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Should and Should Not be Doing,”  Webinar, October 16, 2014
  • NYCLA “Discovery and Admissibility of Social Media Evidence: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know,” New York, NY, CLE Seminar, September 23, 2014
  • The Huron Legal Institute’s “E-Discovery Practice Scenarios: Counseling, Negotiation and Litigation,” New York, NY, September 9, 2014
  • “Ethical Dilemmas in E-Discovery: When Things Go Bad Who Gets the Blame,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Greater New York Chapter CLE: A Legal Toolkit for In-House Counsel, New York, NY, July 23, 2014
  • “Meeting the continuing challenge of litigation holds and preservation,” Today’s General Counsel’s “The Exchange” E-Discovery for the Corporate Market,” New York, NY, July 16, 2014
  • “The “eWorkplace” and its Impact on eDiscovery, Today’s General Counsel’s “The Exchange” E-Discovery for the Corporate Market,” New York, NY, July 16, 2014
  • Winning Cases in Federal Court: Discovery, New York, NY,CLE Seminar, June 23, 2014
  • “So You’re Interested in a Career in e-Discovery,” New York, NY CLE Seminar, May 19, 2014
  • The Internet of Things: Privacy, IG and e-Discovery Issues, Webinar, April 3, 2014
  • Government Investigations 2014: The Expanding Role of Electronic Information in Investigation and Response, PLI Conference, New York, NY, March 24, 2014
  • Legal Quick Hit: Report on Comments to the Proposed FRCP Amendments, Association of Corporate Counsel, Webcast, February 25, 2014
  • Social Media in Your Practice: The Ethics of Investigations, Marketing, and More, New York State Bar Association, New York, NY, January 29, 2014
  • The In-House Perspective on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, January 21, 2014, New York, NY
  • The 17th Annual eDiscovery & Information Governance in Practice Forum: Approaches to Information Management in the Age of Big Data, West LegalEdcenter, New York, NY, December 12, 2013,
  • Sedona Conference Cooperation in Practice Panel,  Washington, D.C., November 21, 2013
  • “Death, Taxes and . . . Social Media? How Companies Can Adapt to the Social Media Age” Webinar, October 10, 2013
  • Citywide Association of Law Assistants of New York Courts 2013 CLE - The Ethics of Social Media, New York, NY, September 30, 2013 - October 1, 2013,
  • “e-Discovery Introduction: Best Practices & Key Caes,”Washington, D.C., September 19, 2013
  • "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, Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY, November 6, 2012
  • “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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