A June 21 article in Above the Law showcased Jordan Fischer, ’13, the co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Group, a boutique firm that specializes in cybersecurity and data privacy.
Fischer and her partner Rebecca Rakoski launched XPAN in May to provide business advice and risk management to small and mid-sized companies.
Through XPAN, Fischer and Rakoski aim to change the way they practice law, using a flat-rate billing system instead of billable hours.
“I was frustrated with the law firm model,” Fischer said. “Also, having a business background, I wanted to explore the opportunity to provide legal services in a different model: to work with clients to create cost-effective solutions that fit within their business structure.”
Clients want personalized service as well as predicable billing, she said.
“Just as you can’t take a pill to fix a broken bone, you can’t simply buy tech that instantly makes you ‘secure,’” Fischer added. “It is only where the tech intersects with the law and the individual business model that you can reduce your risk factors.”
Fischer, who served as executive editor of the Drexel Law Review Symposium, clerked for the now-President Judge Koen Lenaerts on the Court of Justice for the European Union before going into private practice. She teaches European Union Law as a member of the law school’s adjunct faculty.