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Chad McManamy, J.D., CIPP/US & E, is a member of BRG’s eDiscovery and Technology Services practices and specializes in electronic discovery, data privacy, and information governance. Before joining BRG, he was vice president of eDiscovery and assistant general counsel for Guidance Software, where he was responsible for providing subject-matter expertise to Fortune 500 legal departments, including best practices education and professional services engagements. He speaks regularly on eDiscovery and data privacy trends and has participated in eDiscovery industry forums.

Mr. McManamy was previously in private practice, where he focused on state and federal antitrust class action cases, including managing all aspects of discovery including vendor negotiations and implementation of document review. He was also responsible for designing and implementing the document review protocol in Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings and Multidistrict Litigation cases and strategizing with economic experts in damage analysis and class certification issues.


  • University of San Diego, School of Law
  • University of Nevada

Employment History

Guidance Software
Vice president of eDiscovery
2009 - 2016

Thomson Reuters
Senior product developer
2008 - 2009

The Mogin Law Firm
Associate attorney
2002 - 2008


Professional Affiliations

  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Irish American Bar Association