Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, BIA is a pioneer in the eDiscovery industry, setting the standard for accurate, quick and cost-effective eDiscovery services. BIA’s customer-first focus and pioneering spirit led it to develop industry-changing eDiscovery software designed to solve real client concerns – like the industry’s first truly remote data collection solution and the first cloud-based, end-to-end eDiscovery platform.
BIA also revolutionized eDiscovery services, introducing innovative concepts that are now copied widely across the industry, like simplified flat fee pricing, data and coding re-use across matters, full time dedicated review teams, and much more. It’s because of that deep expertise that BIA is sought out to handle even the most complex legal matters for corporations, governmental agencies and law firms.
Founded by legal and technology professionals, BIA provides the entire spectrum of eDiscovery services – from legal holds, data collections, processing and early case assessment (ECA) through review hosting, attorney document review, production and trial presentation – all with minimal disruption to its clients’ daily business operations.
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At the core of everything we do – from software development to professional services – is defensibility. If a process is not defensible from the outset, nothing else matters. Our roots are in the fields of computer forensics and information security, so defensibility is in our DNA and impacts every decision we make, every process we recommend and every software product we build.
BIA realizes the challenges our customers face each day and the balance that must be maintained between innovation and affordability. BIA will continue to drive down the costs of eDiscovery, while maintaining the integrity of the process.
Innovation is the key to creating simple, but effective, solutions to the ever-changing needs of the legal data management market. We started over a decade ago, building the first network-based, targeted remote data collection software, called DiscoveryBOT™. That innovation continues today with TotalDiscovery, the industry’s first cloud-based, integrated data identification, collection, preservation and analysis solution.
Blazing fast speed is often crucial to a successful process. From the ability to collect and process terabytes of information in a rapid fashion, to marshaling the resources to analyze, review and produce millions of documents in exceedingly short periods of time, all of BIA’s software products and professional services are designed and constantly tuned to improve efficiency and meet the demands of our fast-paced industry.
We create software tools that can be used by our customers in an automated fashion at any time, while always backed by integrated professional services as needed. Realizing that new data storage products are continually being introduced to the market, and that custom or legacy systems will also be ever present, our professional services back-up our automated software tools with the resources necessary to solve any custom, legacy or other specialized data collection or analysis need, providing our customers with a fully integrated solution, regardless of the computing environments encountered.
From product and service offerings to cutting-edge corporate news, BIA is a leader in software and services solutions. See below for the latest headlines in the news about BIA.
'Per-Doc' Pricing Can Improve Document Review
Document review is arguably the most expensive and time-consuming element of e-discovery. It plays a critical role in most matters and usually involves both humans and technology — meaning the costs can add up fast. In fact, a Rand Corporation study found that approximately 73 percent of all production costs are associated with review. [Law360.com]
4 Steps to Turn E-discovery into a Standardized Business Process
In today’s legal landscape, e-discovery has become an established industry. But while most legal professionals are now familiar with e-discovery, all too often it is still treated like a fire drill — a reactive response that is panicked and hurried. Without a system in place to manage the entire e-discovery process (let alone the data), corporations end up starting from scratch each and every time a new litigation arises. While litigation can be unpredictable, the organization’s reaction and process don’t have to be.
BIA Forms Partnership with the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS)
BIA has announced its new partnership with Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS). The company has also committed to CEDS™ certification for entire sales staff. Through this affiliation, BIA and ACEDS will co-host several webinars and podcasts while delivering new, exciting educational resources. The first webinar will be held Tuesday, September 26 at 1pm ET and will cover managed document review.
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Our incredible growth and success has been facilitated by a management team with deep industry knowledge. From bringing in the nation’s top industry talent with extensive management and technology expertise to promoting from within, we have successfully positioned ourselves to continually deliver software and service solutions to Fortune 100, Global 1000 and leading law firms. With experts in numerous fields, our team has a working knowledge of various industries and issues facing enterprise clients, including compliance and risk management, and legal and IT solutions.
Zvi Alon - Chairman
Zvi joined BIA in 2009 and brings more than 30 years of experience in senior executive roles at technology and service companies to his position as Chairman of the Board for BIA. Zvi has served as Chairman of the Board to numerous other organizations, where he has successfully implemented business strategies to improve delivery and performance of services.
Brian Schrader, Esq. - President
Brian has over 20 years of experience in information management, computer technology and the law. He has been a pioneer in Computer Forensics and eDiscovery. In 2002, Brian co-founded BIA, bringing his experience in business and technology to help create one of the top providers in the industry.
David Decker - COO
David brings more than 25 years of operations leadership and experience to BIA. He is a leader with a record of improving margins, heightening productivity, and streamlining processes. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, acquisitions and growth, operations management, cost control, and project management.
Adam Feinberg, CCFS, CEDS - Professional Services
Adam has an extensive background in technology and has been the lead examiner on many high profile digital investigations and audits. As a Senior Vice President of Professional Services, Adam oversees BIA’s Project Management, Technical Services, Forensic/Data Acquisition and Document Review Support and Hosting operations. Adam is also a Senior Advisor and heads our Data Collection and Forensics group where he has served as a lead expert in the forensically sound collection of electronic data in hundreds of cases.
Mark MacDonald, CEDS - Sales
Mark MacDonald is Vice President of Sales where he oversees the day-to-day activities of BIA’s sales organization. With over a decade of experience in the Discovery Services industry, Mark has extensive knowledge in all areas of ESI Management including, but not limited to, Data Collection, Computer Forensics, Data Analysis, and Legal Review. He has taught many clients the value of maintaining a Centralized Evidence Repository, allowing ESI derived from one matter to be leveraged and re-used in subsequent legal matters or for business intelligence purposes.
Lisa Prowse, Esq., CEDS - Legal Services & Document Review
Lisa has over 17 years of experience in document review and eDiscovery and serves as BIA’s Vice President of Legal Services and Document Review. Certified as a Catalyst Repository Trainer, she has experience administering various document management and review software; is experienced in SQL (MS-SQL, MySQL) and Oracle. Lisa also holds a certification as a Power Search Specialist through Catalyst Repository and is a Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS).
Daniel Rivera, CEDS - Technical Services
Daniel has over seven years of experience in litigation technology with a focus on managing clients, policies and processes. His supervisory duties and operational functions include the supervision of our Forensic and Data Processing teams, where he oversees all operations in relation to forensic matters, collections, data processing, client deliverables and also consults at various levels in any given project.
Barry Schwartz, Esq., CEDS - Advisory Services
Barry has over 34 years of legal and business consulting management experience, including practical expertise with FDA matters and extensive knowledge of the medical device and industrial industries. As a BIA client-facing Advisor, he adds a critical component to client projects by guiding them at a high level.