Ignatius Grande is Senior E‐Discovery Attorney/Director of Practice Support at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. In his role at Hughes Hubbard, Ignatius advises case teams and clients on how to best leverage the latest technologies and e‐discovery practices to efficiently guide matters from initial document preservation and collection through to review and production.
By putting strategic processes in place, Ignatius 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 has represented companies in all areas of electronic discovery and information management, including advising clients on document retention policies, methods of collection, and representing clients at 26(f) conferences and in e‐discovery court hearings.
Ignatius graduated from Yale College in 1996 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. He previously served as in‐house counsel for a commodities company and as an e‐discovery consultant for a national e‐discovery vendor. Ignatius also worked for several years with another major international law firm. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable James M. Munley of the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Ignatius is a frequent writer and speaker on topics relating to e‐discovery and social media. He serves as co‐chair of the Social Media Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section and teaches a course on E‐Discovery at St. Johns University School of Law.