Ifrah PLLC

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1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006, United States
Contact: Jeff Ifrah
Phone: (202) 524-4140
Fax: (202) 524-4141
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Government
  • Health
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
11-24 Attorneys

Can Your Pacemaker Be Hacked?

A famous Homeland episode involved a terrorist gaining access to the Vice-President’s pacemaker. Accessing medical devices to wreak havoc was one of the motivations behind certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright…more

Cybersecurity, DMCA, Hackers, Medical Devices, Popular

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New Jersey Sports Gaming In Flux: State Moves To Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports While Legalized Sports Betting Faces Greater Hurdles

In a highly-anticipated brief by the Solicitor General, the United States argued today that the Supreme Court should not take up New Jersey’s challenge to federal laws preventing it from legalizing sports betting. Despite…more

Fantasy Sports, PASPA, Sports Betting, Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)

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FTC Sends Message: Make Your Mobile App Secure

Mobile payments have become so commonplace that consumers rarely stop to think about whether their online payment is secure. Mobile app developers can fall into a similar trap of assuming that the necessary security measures are…more

Credit Karma, Fandango, FTC, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

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D.C. Circuit v. FCC – More Pushback to Come?

Over the past several years, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took an expansive view of its rules under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”). The TCPA bars certain calls, texts and faxes without…more

FCC, Opt-Outs, Prior Express Consent, TCPA, Text Messages

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Another Bill to Expand the Wire Act: Bad Law Clothed in a Lie

This past week’s focus on the presence of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol (and elsewhere) brought back to the fore the specter of “states’ rights” – the seemingly high-minded excuse used…more

Gaming, Interstate Wire Act, Online Gaming, Proposed Legislation, Sports Betting

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ICOs Facing An Uncertain Future

This week, in a joint statement issued by the People’s Bank of China, the securities and banking regulators, and other government agencies, the Chinese government declared that initial coin offerings (ICOs) constitute “illegal…more

China, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs), Investors, People's Bank of China, Popular

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ICOs: Proceed With Caution

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an investor bulletin and an investigative report. The investigative report found that companies involved in sales of digital assets via distributed ledger or…more

Blockchain, Digital Assets, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Initial Coin Offering (ICOs), Investors

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The Current State of Online Lottery Sales and the Outlook for 2015

As states continue to search for ways to generate additional revenue, several states have explored the possibility of selling lottery tickets online. Online lottery ticket sales represent an untapped market for state lotteries…more

Legislative Agendas, Lottery, Online Gaming

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DOJ’s New Charging And Sentencing Policy Will Disproportionately Impact Vulnerable Populations

On May 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum that expressly rescinds previous Department of Justice (DOJ) policy and directs federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable…more

Attorney Generals, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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The Definitive Guide To Igaming In The United States

(white paper updated on 5/10/2017) In this issue: - Introduction - Business Opportunities In Igaming - The Critical Role Of The Land-Based Casinos - As Conduits For Igaming - As Partners…more

Casinos, Gambling, Gaming, Gaming Revenues, iGaming

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ICOs Facing An Uncertain Future

This week, in a joint statement issued by the People’s Bank of China, the securities and banking regulators, and other government agencies, the Chinese government declared that initial coin offerings (ICOs) constitute “illegal…more

China, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs), Investors, People's Bank of China, Popular

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A Giant Demanding Piece Of … Restrictiveness: Do You Need To Pay Attention To The Coming GDPR?

GDPR. If you see those letters and think it is an acronym for Gosh Darned Pain in the Rear (or an edgier equivalent) you are in large-part correct. But if you don’t know any more than that, and you are a company with any ties…more

Data Protection, EU, EU-US Privacy Shield, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), International Data Transfers

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Why Virtual Gold Can’t Buy Plaintiffs Happiness

A federal court has soundly rejected a plaintiff’s contention that she suffered any real-world harm based on in-game losses of virtual currency. In Mason v. Machine Zone, Inc., plaintiff Mia Mason alleged that she was a regular…more

Economic Injuries, Failure To State A Claim, Free-to-Play Games, Online Gaming, Standing

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The Government’s [Subpoena] Power is Not Infinite

It’s not every day that a federal court likens an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s argument to that “of a grade schooler seeking to avoid detention.” But, in a recent opinion, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the D.C. District Court did just…more

Administrative Authority, Audio Recording, Subpoenas

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Social Casino Survives Latest “Gambling” Lawsuit

It’s a familiar sight: rows of men and women, on a bus or a subway, hands and eyes glued to their phones. But they’re not talking or texting or e-mailing. They are playing slots, though not for real money. This is the world of…more

Gambling, Online Gaming, Social Gaming

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How Poking The Bear Gets Your Assets Kicked

For many decades, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was viewed as a very conservative place, where prosecutors were usually quite comfortable with the status quo, a largely “law and order” kind of venue. During the Obama…more

Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, RICO

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Prosecutors Can Use Pleas To Skirt Constitution

While the endless portrayal of jury trials in media might indicate otherwise, trials are actually quite rare in the U.S. criminal justice system. With 97% of federal cases ending in pleas, the Atticus Finch conception of…more

Appeals, Constitutional Challenges, Criminal Prosecution, Firearms, Guilty Pleas

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