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Ifrah Law

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Chairman: A Jeff Ifrah
Managing Partner: A Jeff Ifrah
Number of partners: 4 Number of lawyers: 11
Languages: English, French, Hebrew

Firm Overview:
Ifrah Law operates at the intersection of business and the internet in matters involving complex litigation, government investigations, and white-collar defense. The firm combines large firm sophistication with the personalized service of a boutique for clients in highly regulated industries like online gaming and esports, internet advertising, financial services and payment processing, and cryptocurrency.

Ifrah Law attorneys make frequent appearances at industry conferences, and regularly publish articles through the blogs Ifrah on iGaming, Crime in the Suites, and FTC Beat. Founder Jeff Ifrah is a frequent speaker, author, and commentator on white-collar crime issues and the co-author of the treatise Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Online Gaming & Sports Betting
Financial Services & Payment Processing
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Internet Advertising & Marketing
Data Privacy, Cyber Security & GDPR
Federal Agency Litigation
White Collar Defense

Online Gaming & Sports Betting:
■Challenging the US Department of Justice on its 2019 reversal regarding the Wire Act on behalf of the leading online gaming trade association
■Filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the seminal case Murphy v. NCAA, which dramatically changed the legislative landscape for sports betting in the United States
■Representing foreign gaming technology companies in efforts to enter the US gaming market, coordinating licensing, and regulatory issues
■Prepared license application to become a registered Casino Service Industry Enterprise for the first operator after regulation to offer a ‘virtual’ live dealer

Financial Services & Payment Processing:
■Represented a company in the first ever case involving binary options trading in parallel SEC and CFTC actions involving claims of failure to register and complex regulatory issues
■Representing online prediction markets in a civil suit filed by the CFTC alleging clients illegally offered binary commodity options contracts to US customers
■Representing a leading student loan provider in multiple actions in federal courts for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain:
■Advising companies on using blockchain platforms while remaining compliant with pertinent regulations domestically and abroad
■Structuring ICOs worth hundreds of millions of dollars

Internet Advertising & Marketing:
■Favorably settled suit alleging breach of fiduciary duties against individual owners and their respective companies running an American Indian tribe’s payday lending operations
■Represented an affiliate marketer in an FTC enforcement action alleging that a text message marketing campaign was deceptive and unfair

Data Privacy, Cyber Security & GDPR:
■Advising iGaming companies and ecommerce sites on privacy policies and procedures, terms and conditions, and the creation of data breach response programs
■Achieved rapid takedown of an online harassment campaign against a major political leader by successfully leveraging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties to have content removed on the basis of copyright infringement
■Counseling companies on GDPR, offering review of business practices pertaining to data collection, mining and storage, and providing updated protocols

Federal Agency Litigation:
■Achieved the first, if not only, successful declaratory judgment action ever brought by a company to forestall a pending SEC investigation
■Representing a publicly-traded global provider of messaging services in purported class action alleging violations of the TCPA’s automated calls provision

White Collar Defense:
■Secured a landmark decision in the evolving area of privacy and mobile technology by successfully challenging the illegal search and seizure of a client’s laptop at an international airport in violation of the Fourth Amendment
■Representing an international payment processing company seeking removal by OFAC from its list of transnational criminal organizations, the first time a legitimate business had been so targeted
■Obtained a victory with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which found that occasional contact with the United States by businesses abroad does not open them to jurisdiction in any state, a decision making it more difficult for plaintiffs to sue internet companies

Contributions

Total 1 contributions

Gaming Law 2019 Law and Practice in Pennsylvania

Jeff Ifrah, Michelle Cohen, George Calhoun, James Trusty

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 21 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ifrah Law Announces PacNet Officers Removed from OFAC List

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Ifrah Law Welcomes Former DOJ Organized Crime Section Chief Jim Trusty

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Jeff Ifrah Law Wins Dismissal of Trademark Infringement Case

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