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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How To Raise Capital Through Registration Exempt ICOs

The SEC has strongly indicated that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be treated as securities, and thus must comply with various registration and disclosure requirements before being used to raise capital. Companies do have,…more

Accredited Investors, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs), SEC

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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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Facebook And The FTC: A Wake-Up Call For Companies Collecting Personal Data

The FTC is reported to be joining state and international regulators in examining Cambridge Analytica’s actions with data accessed from Facebook, including how the data analytics company obtained the information, what it did…more

Cybersecurity, Data Collection, Facebook, FTC, Personal Data

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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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2018: The End Of Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin) took the broader public by storm in 2017 and had a breakout year. There were outsized and even unprecedented returns, along with extreme volatility and even more extreme volatility. The question…more

Anti-Money Laundering, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency

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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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FTC Focuses On Kids’ Geo-Location Devices In Latest COPPA Warnings

A public service announcement of yesteryear posed the following question to parents: “It’s 8:00. Do you know where your children are?” Today’s technology allows parents to answer that question regardless of the time of day. That…more

COPPA, Data Collection, Data Protection, FTC, Mobile Apps

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Congress Passes The Allow States And Victims To Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act Of 2017

As of March 21, 2018, both chambers of Congress have approved H.R. 1865—the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA). In a rare show of bipartisanship, both Houses approved the bill with…more

Backpage.com, Communications Decency Act, Online Platforms, Sex Trafficking, Website Owner Liability

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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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How To Raise Capital Through Registration Exempt ICOs

The SEC has strongly indicated that initial coin offerings (ICOs) will be treated as securities, and thus must comply with various registration and disclosure requirements before being used to raise capital. Companies do have,…more

Accredited Investors, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Initial Coin Offering (ICOs), SEC

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Employer Liability For Data Breaches: Avoid Getting Eaten By Your Own

When a company suffers a data breach, it is hit with a barrage of issues. For instance, How can it safeguard against another breach? Who should it notify of the breach and when (Authorities? The people whose data was…more

Breach of Contract, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Protection, Employer Liability Issues

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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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Full Metal Cryptojacket

In retrospect, it all seems so predictable. International capitalism creates virtual currencies. Banks are avoided. Millennials hail a new world order of anonymous or nearly untraceable market transactions. Numerous parties and…more

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Hackers, Malware

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein To Make First Supreme Court Appearance In Sentencing Case, Even As Rumors Continue To Swirl Of Potential Firing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be arguing before the Supreme Court today for the first time in his nearly thirty-year government career even as rumors abound that Donald Trump is talking about firing him to cut off…more

Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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