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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Congress Saves Consumer Arbitration

In July 2017, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“CPFB”) announced a new rule broadly barring arbitration provisions in a wide swath of consumer contracts. See 12 CFR part 1040. To go into effect next Spring, the…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, CFPB, Class Action, Class Action Arbitration Waivers

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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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The Risks Of Cryptocurrency And How The Government Will Protect Consumers

Bitcoin and a host of cryptocurrencies have taken both Wall Street and Main Street by storm in 2017. The nearly continuous gains in the price of Bitcoin have spawned numerous imitators and led a number of companies to raise…more

Bitcoin, Blockchain, CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs)

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Stars Group Powers Up With New Video Game-Inspired Poker Game

The gaming industry – like many others – is constantly asking: what’s next? What is the next game or platform or innovation that will attract new players? To bring in new players and fans, many traditional casino operators have…more

Gaming, Online Gaming, Online Poker, Video Games

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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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Ifrah’s David Yellin Takes On Noted Attorney Paul Clement On Legality Of PASPA

Talk about a true David and Goliath story: David Yellin, an associate at Ifrah Law, recently called out Paul Clement, a true Goliath in the legal field. Unfazed by Clement’s impressive credentials – Clement boasts about his…more

PASPA, Sports, Sports Betting, Sports Gambling

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Did The Paradise Papers And Panama Papers Play A Role In The GOP Tax Plan?

Congress is poised to deliver on tax reform this year. As part of the package, both houses are seeking to encourage the repatriation of trillions of dollars that corporations and wealthy individuals have been stockpiling…more

Offshore Funds, Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Popular, Tax Avoidance

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SEC And FTC Warn Celebrities Must Disclose Financial Connection For ICO Endorsements

Cryptocurrency is the latest trend to be embraced by celebrities, so much so that the federal government this month issued a warning about the possible risks involved. Both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and…more

Celebrity Endorsements, FTC, FTC Endorsement Guidelines, Influencers, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs)

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Supreme Court Ruling On Sports Betting Case Could Level The Playing Field

This month Ifrah Law submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Christie v. NCAA, a pivotal case with far reaching implications for the gaming industry and state coffers across the country. The case asks…more

PASPA, Sports, Sports Betting, Sports Gambling

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Because We Can: Border Patrol Agent’s Presumed Authority To Search Your Electronic Devices

Getting past U.S. Customs used to be an annoyance, an aggravating delay. But unless you were attempting to bring into the country something untoward (say, a delightfully stinky French cheese), you were not overly concerned about…more

Border Agents, Customs and Border Protection, Electronic Devices, Fourth Amendment, International Travel

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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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Mental Gymnastics: Silenced Voices Of Victims In The Sexual Assault Case By USA Gymnastics Team Physician

The high-profile prosecution of the disgraced physician who treated U.S. Olympic gymnasts ended with a stern sentence but a lingering mystery regarding victim rights. U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff, serving in the Western…more

Child Pornography, Crime Victims, Criminal Prosecution, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Sexual Assault

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CFTC-Regulated Markets May Give Bitcoin The Stability It Needs

The unregulated nature of virtual currencies like Bitcoin plays a big role in their appeal. However, wild swings in prices in addition to the perception that these markets are subject to manipulation, make it difficult—if not…more

Bitcoin, CFTC, Commodities, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency

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