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Ignatius Grande



Ignatius Grande 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, he bridges the gap that may exist between IT and legal/compliance departments. He has worked with both law firms and companies to guide them through the eDiscovery and forensic investigation process and has overseen the collection and production of data for several Hart–Scott–Rodino (HSR) second requests. He works with companies on data privacy practices and advises companies on compliance with European Union data-privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation.

Mr. Grande has performed compliance risk assessments that addressed records retention, legal hold, and data-remediation issues. He often works to address complex information management issues, including the onboarding of new software and technologies and the privacy and security implications of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors. He advises on information management practices and has helped draft and revise a variety of policies, including for Bring Your Own Device, Legal Hold, Records Retention, Social Media, and Mobile Device Governance.

Mr. Grande serves as co-chair of the Committee on New York State Bar Association’s Litigation Section and teaches a course on eDiscovery at St. John’s University School of Law.


Georgetown University Law Center
JD, 1999

Yale University
BA, Political Science, 1996

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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 Activities

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