Ifrah Law

District of Columbia

1717 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
District of Columbia

Telephone:+1 202 524 4140

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Founding Member: A. Jeff Ifrah
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Ifrah Law’s practice is focused on government investigations, complex litigation, white collar defense, and representation of internet related businesses including  companies and individuals in digital media, online entertainment, interactive sports, and gaming.  Ifrah professionals also provide representation to clients engaged financial services, payment processing, telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, government contracting, and many other fields. The firm litigates criminal and civil matters throughout the United States, in addition to serving as a trusted business advisor. 


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, licensing, 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.


Business Litigation
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,  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

Jeff Ifrah

Rating: Local Litigation Star 

Jurisdictions: District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Practice areas:

  • Online gaming and sports betting
  • Federal agency litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • White collar crime


George Calhoun

Jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Maryland

Practice areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Government contracting and investigations
  • Finance and Payment Processing
  • Bankruptcy


Michelle Cohen

Jurisdictions: District of Columbia, New York

Practice areas:

  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Internet Advertising and Telemarketing
  • Consumer Protection Defense


James Trusty

Jurisdictions: District of Columbia, Maryland

Practice areas:

  • White Collar Defense
  • Government Investigations
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil RICO


Updated Sep 2022