Ignatius Grande has advised clients on issues relating to electronic discovery, information management, and data privacy for more than fifteen years.

With his legal and technical expertise, he bridges the gap that may exist between IT and legal/compliance personnel. He has worked with both law firms and companies to guide them through eDiscovery and the forensic investigation processes and has overseen collection and production of data for several Hart–Scott–Rodino (HSR) second requests.

Mr. Grande has served as formal eDiscovery liaison for clients and has represented parties in eDiscovery disputes before regulators. He often works with companies to address complex information management issues, including the onboarding of new software and technologies and the privacy and security implications of Internet of Things devices and sensors.

Mr. Grande has performed compliance risk assessments for corporations that addressed records retention and data remediation compliance issues. He works with companies to effectively implement information management practices and can assist in implementing or revising policies relating to information security, data privacy, records retention, vital records, social media, Bring Your Own Device, legal holds, and mobile device governance.

Mr. Grande serves as co-chair of the Social Media & New Communications Technologies committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Litigation Section and as vice president of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) New York Metro chapter. He has taught an eDiscovery course at St. John’s University School of Law for the last six years. He previously worked for two major law firms and served as in-house counsel for a global commodities company.

Professional Affiliations

Co-Chair, Social Media Committee, New York State Bar Association (“NYSBA”) Commercial & Federal Litigation Section, 2013 – present

NYSBA Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Executive Committee, 2013 -present

NYSBA eDiscovery Committee

NYSBA Electronic Communications Committee

Community/Civic Involvement

Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center, Ridgewood, NY
Secretary, Board of Directors

Areas of Expertise


Georgetown University Law Center
JD, 1999

Yale University
BA, Political Science, 1996