BIA Staff Nominated for eDiscovery Awards

Mark MacDonald and Robin Athlyn Thompson Nominees in 2nd Annual Awards

NEW YORK CITY, April 11, 2016 Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a leader in eDiscovery and Managed Legal Services, announced today that Mark MacDonald and Robin Athlyn Thompson have been nominated in award categories at the second annual eDiscovery awards sponsored by ACEDS.

Mark MacDonald, CEDS, Vice-President of Sales for Business Intelligence Associates has been nominated for the ACEDS Rainmaker of the Year. The Rainmaker award recognizes highly respected, top-producing advocates who maximize the return on dollars and time for clients who have a history of service, integrity, experience and knowledge of getting to “yes,” in eDiscovery projects. When asked about his nomination, Mark had this to say: “I view the role of Rainmaker as someone who helps the entire organization and its stakeholders grow. I think being a Rainmaker is far more than “the art of the sale.” For me it’s putting my clients’ happiness, needs and best interests before all else. I find that I can do those things successfully, the rain will fall. I’m thankful for the nomination, to my terrific clients, and to BIA for providing the environment and tools to succeed.”

Robin Athlyn Thompson, CEDS, IGP, CIP, IGP, Vice-President of Marketing for Business Intelligence Associates has been nominated for the ACEDS Ambassador award which recognizes an individual for outstanding achievement in the promotion of the value of CEDS, and for promoting eDiscovery competence to individuals in the eDiscovery profession. Last year, Robin was the recipient of the inaugural Lifetime Achievement award from ACEDS. “It is humbling and truly an honor to be included among the group of professionals who have been nominated for the CEDS Ambassador award this year. The work I do for ACEDS would not be possible without the support of BIA” said Thompson.

“We are extremely proud of the incredible accomplishments of our entire BIA Team, and are thrilled to see Robin and Mark recognized by their industry peers. We wish all the nominees good luck, and our heartfelt congratulations to Robin and Mark on their nominations,” added Brian Schrader, President of BIA.

Winners will be announced at the on Wednesday, April 20th at the ACEDS Conference Awards luncheon in New York. You can register for the ACEDS conference here.

About BIA: BIA is a leader in the legal information management industry, with over a decade of experience helping companies, governmental agencies, and law firms successfully manage data for lawsuits, regulatory matters, and investigations.  Our Professional Services teams provide defensible, affordable, and integrated solutions that address the entire litigation and regulatory lifecycle, from initial identification and collection through review, production, and presentation. Our customers are our #1 priority, and we strive every day to provide the most defensible and cost-effective solutions available combined with exceptional customer service.

About ACEDS: The ACEDS Professional Association, part of leading legal education provider BARBRI, is a membership association committed to promoting and verifying eDiscovery skills and competence through training, education, and certification to organizations and individuals. The association's goal is to help professionals and organizations reduce the costs and risks associated with eDiscovery, and realize the advantages of performing it effectively. ACEDS awards the Certified eDiscovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, which is held by practitioners at Am Law 200 firms, government agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Justice Department, and some of the largest corporations in the world.

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