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Firm Profile

Ifrah Law

Firm Profile

Washington, DC

  • Profile
  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Suite 650
  • Washington, DC
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-2004

Firm profile submitted by Ifrah Law

Chairman: A Jeff Ifrah
Managing Partner: A Jeff Ifrah
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages:  English, Farsi, French, Hebrew

Ifrah Law operates at the intersection of business and the internet in matters involving government investigations, complex litigation 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.

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.’ As a result, the firm has established relationships and credibility with federal prosecutors and investigators at the Department of Justice, FTC, SEC, and DOD, among other agencies. Ifrah Law authored‘The Definitive Guide to iGaming in the United States,’ a white paper covering iGaming from A to Z – the history, business opportunities, individual state legislation, and the future of the industry; in addition to publishing three blogs: Ifrah on iGaming, Crime in the Suites, and FTC Beat.



Financial Services & Payment Processing:

■ Representing an international payment processing company in seeking its removal from inclusion by OFAC from a list of transnational criminal organizations, the first time a legitimate business has been so targeted
■ Representing a major telecom manufacturer in connection with worldwide efforts to collect a multi-billion dollar judgment
■ 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, including the interpretation of Dodd-Frank as it relates to options trading

Online Gaming, eSports & Betting:
■ Filed an amicus brief with the United State Supreme Court in sports betting case whose outcome is expected to have a significant impact on the US gaming industry and upon states’ rights generally
■ Obtained a victory where the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that occasional contact or business with the United States by businesses abroad does not open those businesses to jurisdiction in any state, a decision that makes it more difficult for plaintiffs to sue internet companies
■ Represents online prediction markets in civil suit filed by the CFTC alleging that clients offered binary commodity options contracts to US customers in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act
■ Representing foreign gaming technology companies in efforts to enter the emerging US gaming market and coordinate licensing and regulatory issues with state gaming authorities
■ Prepared license application to become a registered Casino Service Industry Enterprise for the first operator after regulation to offer a ‘virtual’ live dealer where remote players watch and play poker online while they view a real casino table and dealer

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain:
■ Advise companies on ways to take advantage of blockchain platforms while remaining compliant with pertinent regulations domestically and abroad
■ Structuring ICOs (initial coin offerings) with valuations in the hundreds of millions of dollars

Internet Advertising & Marketing:
■ Favourably settled suit alleging breach of fiduciary duties against individual owners and their respective companies who had agreements to run an Indian tribe’s payday lending operations
■ Represented an affiliate marketer and its key executives in an FTC enforcement action alleging a text message marketing campaign was deceptive and unfair

Data Privacy & Cyber Security:
■ Advise iGaming companies and e-commerce sites on privacy policies and procedures, terms and conditions, and the creation of data breach response programs
■ Secured a landmark decision in the evolving area of privacy and mobile technology where Ifrah successfully challenged the illegal search and seizure of a client’s laptop at an international airport in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights
■ Achieved – in a matter of days – the takedown of an online harassment campaign against a major political leader by successfully leveraging the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and parts of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties to have content removed on the basis of copyright infringement
■ Representing a leading student loan provider in multiple actions in federal courts for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
■ Representing a publicly-traded global provider of messaging services in purported class action alleging violations of the automated calls provision of the TCPA
■ Counsel companies on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), offering review of business practices pertaining to data collection, mining and storage, and providing updated protocols

Branches

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
  • Suite 650,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-2004
  • Tel 202 524 4140
  • Fax 202 524 4141
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 111 S. Calvert Street,
  • Suite 2700,
  • Baltimore,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • 21202
  • Tel 443 570 6622
  • 1616 Pacific Avenue, 6th Floor, ,
  • Atlantic City,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • 08401
  • Tel 609 343 0391
  • 2331 Mill Road,
  • Suite 100,
  • Alexandria,
  • Virginia
  • USA
  • 22314
  • Tel 703 956 3541