Ignatius Grande

Ignatius Grande is a Director at Berkeley Research Group in their Global Investigations & Strategic Intelligence practice. Ignatius has advised clients on issues relating to information management, electronic discovery, and data privacy for more than fifteen years. With his legal and technical expertise, Ignatius is able to bridge the gap that can exist between IT and legal/compliance personnel. Ignatius has worked with both law firms and companies to guide them through the eDiscovery process and has overseen the collection and production of data for several complex HSR Second Requests.  He has overseen compliance risk assessments that addressed records retention, legal hold, and data remediation issues. Ignatius often works with companies to address complex information management issues, including the onboarding of new software and technologies. He advises companies on their information management policies and procedures and has drafted and revised a wide variety of policies, including Bring Your Own Device, Legal Hold, Records Retention, Social Media, and Mobile Device Governance policies.    

Ignatius graduated from Yale College in 1996 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He has worked for two global law firms where he managed clients’ eDiscovery obligations in complex litigations and regulatory and internal investigations. Ignatius has also served as in-house counsel for a global commodities company. Ignatius is a frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to eDiscovery, information governance, and the Internet of Things. He serves as co-chair of the Social Media Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section and teaches a course on eDiscovery at St. John’s University School of Law.