With a focus on government investigations, complex litigation, and white collar defense, Ifrah Law operates on the leading edge of matters at the the intersection of business and the internet. The firm represents companies and individuals in digital media, online entertainment, interactive sports and gaming, in addition to healthcare and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, financial services and payment processing, and government contracting. The firm litigates criminal and civil matters throughout the United States, in addition to serving as a trusted business advisor to emerging industry clients doing business online.
Online Gaming & Sports Betting
Ifrah Law has represented Online Gaming clients since the inception of the industry, and has been at the center of most of the important prosecutions and lawsuits in the Online Gaming industry; it has been instrumental in the creation of the legislative and regulatory frameworks in many states which currently permit or are considering legalizing online gaming and sports betting. The firm now represents many of the largest iGaming companies and industry associations around the world including online casino operators, sports betting operators, poker and fantasy sports sites, and payment processors on class action lawsuits, mergers and acquisitions, vendor and supplier issues, government investigations, and criminal matters.
White Collar Defense
Clients turn to Ifrah Law because of the attorneys’ ability to successfully manage, navigate, and negotiate high profile federal investigations. The firm’s White Collar Defense team includes a former Chief of the Organized Crime Section at the Department of Justice and a former assistant U.S. Attorney, and a former special assistant U.S. Attorney; their collective experience includes the litigation and resolution of disputes across a broad array of industries on issues ranging from cybersecurity and computer fraud to money laundering and asset forfeiture.
Ifrah Law has successfully represented clients in commercial litigation matters on issues ranging from breach of contract, copyright and trademark, data security and cybersecurity, employment law and licensing, corporate governance disputes, commercial fraud and alter ego. The firm has tried federal cases across key federal agencies as well as numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices, District Attorney’s Offices, and state regulatory agencies throughout the country.
Federal Agency Litigation
Ifrah Law represents clients on cutting edge issues at the intersection of internet business, finance, and technology, defending against claims by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Class Action Defense
Ifrah Law defends clients in industries like gaming, payment processing, financial services, and mobile telecommunications when a class of shareholders or consumers alleges that it has been defrauded through regulatory or statutory noncompliance. In the securities area, we represent directors, officers, and corporations in class actions challenging corporate actions based on federal and state law, including claims arising from criminal investigations, regulatory investigations, and corporate transactions. We have also represented domestic and international companies facing claims under The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), in addition to tax, privacy, and employment statutes.
Data Privacy & Cyber Security
Ifrah Law creates effective and compliant privacy policies, as well as litigates privacy matters dealing with issues of data and information; the firm represents businesses and individuals on information storage and rights of retrieval, including criminal background websites and children’s privacy protections online through Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Payment Processing & Finance
Ifrah Law represents businesses and individuals in payment processing relationships, including merchants in disputes with payment processors, ISOs and acquiring banks, MATCH and Terminated Merchant File listings, and payment processing agreements. The firm has gained a strong track record for trying and winning cases across venues and for successfully concluding matters with private litigants, the Department of Justice, the CFPB, the FTC, the SEC, and the CFTC.
Internet Advertising & Marketing
Ifrah Law represents online advertisers, affiliate networks, publishers, advertising agencies, payment processors, and other marketing solution providers in state and federal investigations, enforcement actions, private litigation instituted by self-regulatory agencies, consumer class actions, contract negotiations, and compliance matters regarding all legal facets of internet and mobile marketing, eCommerce, telemarketing, electronic payment processing, and interactive gaming.
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Ever since the debut of Bitcoin, Ifrah Law has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency movement, counseling companies on the best ways to utilize the digital revolution of blockchain in their own business models. Representing pioneers in the interactive entertainment and financial services industries, the firm has deep experience shaping programs for companies to enhance their products and their bottom line while staying within the bounds of the still-evolving regulatory landscape.
• Online Gaming & Sports Betting
• Data Privacy & Cyber Security
• Payment Processing & Finance
• Internet Advertising & Marketing
• Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
• Business Litigation
• Federal Agency Litigation
• White Collar Defense
• Class Action Defense
Last updated: Feb 2019
Business litigation boutique Ifrah Law operates out of four locations across the east coast in Washington, DC; Alexandria, VA; Baltimore, MD; and Atlantic City, NJ. One client praises the firm's litigation expertise stating, "The firm’s litigation strength is outstanding in every respect. You will not find attorneys who will work harder or be more creative. They will leave no stone unturned on behalf of their clients” adding, “These attorneys are all outstanding and can be trusted to handle the most serious of cases.”
Founding partner Jeff Ifrah is a renowned authority on white-collar crime defense matters. His experience before the Justice Department, the FTC, CFTC, SEC OD, and US Treasury has propelled him to be considered as a leading lawyer in matters relating to government investigations. One client testifies, “I’ve worked with Jeff Ifrah for years. He is very much considered a thought leader in his field. Whenever I have a white-collar crime question I ask Jeff.” Additionally, his practice is focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain, suspension and debarment proceedings, federal agency litigation, and online gaming law.