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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
  • Tel: 202 524 4140
  • Fax: 202 524 4141
  • Email: Contact Us

Firm profile submitted by Ifrah Law

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


Ifrah Law operates on the cutting edge of matters involving government investigations, complex litigation, white-collar defense, and the intersection of business and the Internet. The firm brings the sophistication of a large firm and the personalized service of a smaller firm to clients who have critical litigation matters in highly regulated industries like online gaming, internet advertising, financial services, and health care. Ifrah Law represents companies and their senior executives in criminal and civil matters throughout the United States and also serves as a trusted business advisor to emerging industry clients doing business online.

Founder Jeff Ifrah is a frequent speaker, author and commentator on white-collar crime issues and the co-author of the book ‘Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes’, the only complete treatise on the topic. As a result, the firm has established relationships and credibility with federal prosecutors and investigators in such agencies as the Department of Justice, FTC, SEC and DOD, among others. Ifrah Law attorneys 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. The firm also publishes three blogs: www.ifrahonigaming.com, www.crimeinthesuites.com and www.ftcbeat.com.



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. This parallel SEC and CFTC action involved claims of failure to register and brought forth complex regulatory issues, including the interpretation of Dodd-Frank as it relates to options trading. Achieved favourable global settlement for client and preserved future ability to register in the US

Online Gaming & Betting:
■ Obtained a noteworthy victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluding 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
■ Represent online prediction markets in civil suit filed by the CFTC alleging that clients offered binary commodityoptions contracts to US customers in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act
■ Representing foreign gaming technology companies in their efforts to enter the emerging US gaming market and coordinate their licensing and regulatory issues with state gaming authorities in the US
■ 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

Internet Advertising & Marketing:
■ Represented individual owners and their respective companies who had agreements to run an Indian tribe’s payday lending operations. The suit alleged the defendants breached their fiduciary duties and charged the tribe’s loan businesses for services that were never performed. The case ultimately settled on favourable terms for the client
■ Represented an affiliate marketer and its key executives in an FTC enforcement action involving text messaging advertising. The FTC alleged the company’s text message marketing campaign was deceptive and unfair under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Achieved favourable settlement for the defendants including a partially suspended judgement due to inability to repay

Data Privacy & Cyber Security:
■ Advise iGaming companies, e-commerce sites, as well as traditional companies doing business online, on drafting of privacy policies and procedures, terms and conditions, and the creation of comprehensive 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. On behalf of the client, whose computer was hacked, successfully leveraged 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

Health Care:
■ Advised a digital wellness company on development of an innovative online celebrity endorsement sweepstakes. Crafted sweepstakes rules and reviewed promotional materials, including social media campaigns. Also drafted winner’s eligibility affidavits and ensured compliance with state and federal sweepstakes laws, as well as social networks’ policies and requirements
■ Negotiated a favourable plea agreement for the owner of a pharmaceutical supply company who was indicted for conspiracy to defraud the US government

Branches

  • 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