BIA becomes fourth organization to require Certified E-Discovery Specialist certification

BIA president, Brian Schrader, says management is “very impressed with CEDS" and finds the certification a “valuable and meaningful addition to the credentials” of its Project Managers, Advisors and Professional Services Managers
CEDS Certification
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May 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Miami — Business Intelligence Associates, Inc. (BIA), a full solutions service provider and creator of, an on-demand ESI collection and Early Case Assessment platform, has become the fourth e-discovery service provider to require the Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential for all Project Managers, Advisors and Professional Services  managers.

BIA is not new to CEDS certification. Lisa Prowse, a lawyer at the New York-based company staff, who is Vice President of Legal Services and Document Review, was one of the first persons to take the CEDS certification examination in late 2010, and the first member of BIA’s leadership to earn the CEDS credential.

BIA will require will require CEDS certification for all its Project Managers, Advisors and Professional Services Managers, and will offer the CEDS credential to other members of its professional services team.

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) awards the CEDS credential to qualified candidates who pass a rigorous, proctored exam offered at more than 600 secure testing centers worldwide.

"Very impressed with the CEDS program," says BIA president Schrader
“Our management team is very impressed with the CEDS program, and we believe it to be a valuable and meaningful addition to the credentials held by our Professional Services team," said Brian Schrader, president and founder of BIA, from the company's New York headquarters.

Charles Intriago, a lawyer, who is president of ACEDS, said, “We’re proud that such a highly respected e-discovery service provider as BIA has taken this important step to assure the core competence of its employees and provide its clients with evidence of its commitment to controlling risk and cost through its knowledgeable and skilled professionals.”    

BIA was also a sponsor of the ACEDS Annual Conference on April 2-4, 2012, in Hollywood, FL and was a Charter Affiliate Member of ACEDS.

About BIA
For more than a decade, BIA has been developing and implementing defensible, technology driven solutions that reduce the costs and risks related to litigation, regulatory compliance and internal audits. BIA offers enterprise software solutions complemented 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 Southwest Michigan. BIA maintains digital evidence response units throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. BIA’s unique and positive workplace culture promotes diversity and celebrates the professional skills of each individual.

The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is the global member organization for professionals in the private and public sectors who work in the field of e-discovery worldwide. ACEDS is building a community of e-discovery specialists for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices, and offers e-discovery certification. ACEDS has established the field's first certification exam. Qualified candidates who pass a rigorous examination will earn the right to use the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS™) certification.

Persons may register for CEDS certification at  or by contacting James Mosier at or by calling 786-517-2730.

(Accredited members of the media may obtain access to the members-only portion of by contacting Robert Hilson, Editorial Director, at 786-517-2714 or

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