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Medicine.pngThat was the question the plaintiff firms for the Taxotere, pharmaceutical mass tort product liability cases brought to Mike Fischer of iCONECT XERA partner, E-DISCOVERED Consulting. Since this is the iCONECT blog, you can guess the answer, "iCONECT XERA eDiscovery review software."

From his many years at the class action firm, Schlichter, Bogard and Denton, which oversaw MDLs like Yaz, Pradaxa and Xarelto, Mike has extensive experience closing the technical knowledge gap for attorneys. "I deal with everyone from the discovery committee to the document review supervisor and the users," said Fischer. 

When asked why large MDLs like the Taxotere group that is suing Sanofi Aventis turn to him, Mike conjectured, "I think I'm considered an expert because I know how to sit in a room with attorneys and help them tell the story they need to tell. And I can sit in on the calls with the defense to make sure the plaintiffs are getting what they need."

In fact, Mike filled this role when the judge ordered sanctions against the defendant in the Padaxa MDL in 2014 for bad faith during the discovery phase of the cases.

For the current matter, Mike will be managing the software while another iCONECT XERA partner, Aquipt, will manage the infrastructure and host it in their data center. This type of arrangement provides the highest level of expertise for each aspect of the project .

This type of arrangement is not limited to MDLs. The triangular partnerhip is an excellent delivery method for legal teams that need a dedicated eDiscovery software installation, but want to focus on the legal aspects of cases.

iCONECT XERA is an excellent alternative to sticking with the status quo for eDiscovery review. It's innovative, user-friendly interface expedites review and the advanced analytics make it easy to find the content you need to tell your story.

If you haven't seen iCONECT XERA recently, schedule a DEMO NOW. If you have, use the social media sharing links below to share your impressions.


Lynn Frances Jae
Post by Lynn Frances Jae
October 24, 2017
Lynn Frances Jae is Marketing Director at iCONECT