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BIA Certification Press Release

Tuesday, November 13, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Andrea Lawn
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NEW YORK CITY – Sept. 13, 2012 – Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a leader in eDiscovery software and services solutions, today announced the topic and panelists for an upcoming webinar as a part of BIA’s series of educational webinars for clients and eDiscovery professionals. The free digital event entitled “Certifiable! Certification and the eDiscovery Professional,” will discuss certification and its impact on the eDiscovery and litigation support professions and will take place on September 20, 2012 at 1pm EDT.

The distinguished panel of experts for BIA’s September webinar include Alvin Lindsay, Esq., CEDS, Partner at Hogan Lovells & ACEDS Advisory Board Chair; Barry Schwartz, Esq., CEDS, VP of Advisory Services for BIA; and Lisa Prowse, Esq., CEDS, VP of Legal Services & Document Review for BIA.

“There has been a lot of discussion surrounding certification in our profession and we have had many requests for a program that addresses this topic,” said BIA Client Relations Manager Robin Thompson. “BIA is thrilled to have assembled three of the most knowledgeable and qualified experts in our field to talk about this subject in our September webinar.”

Webinar participants will gain valuable insights into the following aspects of the topic:

• History of certification for eDiscovery professionals
• Development of certification validation &More… the tests today
• How certification has affected the eDiscovery industry
• Certification … by the numbers! Industry statistics on job postings, certified
professionals, etc.
• The Future of Certification for eDiscovery Professionals

Registration for the webinar is free and can be completed at the following address: 

Alvin Lindsay is a Miami partner of the international law firm of Hogan Lovells. Mr. Lindsay has litigated in US Federal courts, State courts, and International courts of arbitration for nearly two decades. A leader in the field of electronic discovery, Mr. Lindsay has been at the forefront of some of the most significant product liability cases in recent times.

Mr. Schwartz has over 32 years of legal and business consulting management experience, including practical expertise with FDA matters and extensive knowledge of the medical device and industrial industries. Mr. Schwartz works with clients on a wide variety of information management areas including litigation, discovery, document retention and management, regulatory compliance and IT security.


Ms. Prowse is an attorney who has nearly 30 years of computer experience which includes more than 16 years of database design and management, and more than 6 years working with eDiscovery.

For over a decade, BIA has been developing and implementing defensible, technology driven software and services solutions that reduce the costs and risks related to litigation, regulatory compliance and internal audits. BIA offers software solutions complimented by mature professional services in the areas of Litigation, Digital Investigations and Electronic Policy Consulting. BIA Provides software and services to Fortune 1000, Global 2000 companies and Am Law 100 law firms.

Headquartered in New York City, BIA also has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and in Southwest Michigan. BIA maintains digital evidence response units throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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