Our Team

Jordan Louise Fischer, Esquire

Managing Partner

Jordan L. Fischer is co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Group, LLC, a Women-Owned boutique law firm. She focuses her practice on international data privacy and cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with a special emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Jordan has extensive experience in the intersection of law and technology.

At XPAN, Jordan regularly evaluates and assesses legal and business opportunities and risk to provide public and private sector clients with critical data privacy and cybersecurity assessments and strategy. With a global perspective, Jordan works with clients to create cost-effective and business-oriented approaches to cybersecurity and data privacy compliance. Jordan also counsels clients on cross-border data management, including the complexities of discovery in international litigation.

In addition to being a principal member of XPAN Law Group, Jordan is a Teaching Professor of Law at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she where she brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, exploring the convergence of the law and technology, researching the practical implications of regional data protection regulations within a backdrop of the global economy. Jordan currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee. Jordan is also a board member of Women Owned Law, an organization that supports women entrepreneurs in the law and a board of trustee member of West Chester Friend’s School.

Jordan is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Jordan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

For Jordan’s complete biography, please click here.

Contact Jordan:

[email protected]

267.536.9376

Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire

Managing Partner

Rebecca L. Rakoski, co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group, a distinctive Women Owned boutique law firm, focuses her practice exclusively on cybersecurity and data privacy. She understands technology and how it intersects with her client’s legal obligations and liabilities. With nearly two decade worth of litigation experience, Rebecca approaches her client’s issues with a litigator’s eye helping them prevent lawsuits and create a complete solution to their organizations. Rebecca has extensive experience in all aspects of cybersecurity, data privacy and cross border data transfer issues.

Rebecca works with her clients to perform in-depth cybersecurity assessments and audits, review third party vendor contracts and service level agreements, and draft internal and outward facing policies and procedures governing cybersecurity. Rebecca drafts breach response plans and counsels clients through a breach by navigating the complexities of different state and federal regulations.

Rebecca performs cybersecurity and data privacy due diligence to help her clients make informed decisions on vendor selection and auditing, corporate mergers and acquisitions, protecting intellectual property, and even transition and succession planning. Rebecca translates the legal needs of her clients to their technical personnel which provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to cybersecurity and data privacy.

In addition to being a principal member of XPAN Law Group, Rebecca is an adjunct law professor at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she teaches a variety of legal courses. Rebecca also sits on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health System, including a position on the Board’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

Rebecca is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

The State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

For Rebecca’s complete biography, please click here.

Contact Rebecca:

[email protected]

267.388.0897

Antonia Dumas, Esquire

Attorney

Antonia M. Dumas is an associate at XPAN Law Group, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (“WBE”) and Women Owned Small Business (“WOSB”). At XPAN, Antonia works with clients to create proactive, streamlined and global approaches to cybersecurity and data privacy.  She performs audits, assessments and gap analysis of a client’s existing contractual and technological infrastructure.  Domestically, she conducts cyber-regulatory compliance assessments, including HIPAA and state-specific regulations. She assists in the implementation of cyber best practices, including  drafting cybersecurity policies and procedures.  She also helps conduct international privacy compliance assessments under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).


Antonia has experience in a variety of different sectors through which she has gained an insight into potential cybersecurity and data privacy vulnerabilities. Additionally, she contributes a unique global perspective from living, studying and working abroad in Spain for several years.

For Antonia’s complete biography, please click here.

Contact Antonia:

[email protected]
215.239.3048, ext. 705

Michael Simon, Esquire

Attorney

Michael Simon is an attorney with the XPAN Law Group.  Michael began his career as a trial attorney in Chicago, where he was an early innovator in using electronic evidence to win cases for his clients.  Michael stepped away from the active practice of law for a number of years to focus on developing legal technology solutions.  Some of these solutions included using Natural Language Processing (“NLP”) technology to recognize and remediate contract clauses that could violate GDPR requirements and to identify and categorize PII/Personal Data in legal documents for GDPR-mandated pseudonymization.  He has also been heavily involved in cross-border data transfer issues, having been Technology Counsel for a leading eDiscovery provider.

Michael has returned to the active practice of law in Boston, Massachusetts.  He combines his technology expertise with his legal experience to create innovative solutions for his clients’ data privacy, cyber-security, and cross-border data transfer issues.  Michael focuses his work on performing detailed assessments and audits, reviewing and advising on contracts, and drafting policies and procedures both for internal and external use.

As well, Michael leverages his many years working with technology vendors to provide clients with expert insight and assistance in vendor requirements, proposals, assessment, selection, and auditing.  Having worked extensively with both sides of the legal and technology worlds, Michael often serves as a facilitator and even at times as a translator between these disciplines.

Michael is a legal technology thought leader, having made over 100 presentations on data privacy, data transfer, eDiscovery, and other topics.  He has written dozens of articles on legal technology topics, including most recently as the lead author on the critically-acclaimed look at the future of lawyers in the face of the ever-expanding power of AI: Lola v. Skadden and the Automation of the Legal Profession, Simon, Lindsay, Sosa, Comparato, 20 Yale J.L. & Tech. 234 (2018).  He has been an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and at Boston University School of Law.

Michael is admitted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Illinois (currently on inactive) and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Contact Michael:

[email protected]
215.239.3048, ext. 704