In 2002, Brian Schrader combined his experience in business, technology, and the law to launch BIA, which is recognized today as one of the nation’s leading eDiscovery service providers. Brian helped pioneer DiscoveryBOT, the industry’s first light-touch live data collection tool for safe and ultra-secure collection of electronically stored information, as well as TotalDiscovery, the industry’s first cloud-based, end-to-end eDiscovery SaaS platform.
Before co-founding BIA, Brian worked first as a clerk and paralegal, and then after graduating law school and passing the New York bar, as an associate at the boutique Manhattan law firm Folkenflik & McGerity, where he specialized in securities law, corporate law and complex commercial litigation. Before law school, in 1990, he founded and operated a technology consulting company, helping clients design and implement information management systems in a variety of industries including health care, insurance and securities. He represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the NASD, the New York Stock Exchange and the American Arbitration Association. During law school, Brian interned under Justice Charles Ramos of the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division and with the New York Stock Exchange Enforcement Division.
An avid and tireless educator, Brian has taught, consulted and written extensively on a wide variety of topics including eDiscovery, computer forensics, data management policies, litigation holds, data security, ethics and more. His published articles can be found in journals throughout the industry, and he is in demand as a speaker at CLEs and webinars, and most recently as a guest lecturer at his alma mater, New York Law School.
A word from Brian…“From my earliest days helping businesses set up computer networks and software solutions to testifying before a judge or jury, I’ve always enjoyed demystifying technology and helping people understand not just how the right solutions can make an incredible difference, but also how most technology and solutions are not really as complicated as they appear.”