Ifrah Law’s practice focuses on government investigations and complex litigation on behalf of companies operating at the intersection of business and the cutting edge of online and mobile technology. The firm represents companies and their senior executives in criminal and civil matters throughout the United States, and also serves as a trusted business advisor to emerging industry clients exclusively conducting business online or through mobile technology. When online entities are faced with government enforcement actions by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ) and others, they turn to Ifrah Law to defend their products and practices, and, wherever possible, negotiate positive settlements which allow companies to pursue their innovative lines of business, and individuals to resume their lives.
Online Gaming and Gambling: Ifrah Law has formed symbiotic partnerships that transcend traditional legal support, resulting in game-changing collaborations, groundbreaking agreements, and alliances that drive innovation. The firm has represented online gaming clients since the inception of the industry and 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 and has longstanding relationships with legislative and regulatory bodies that govern the industry. 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 in class action lawsuits, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, vendor and supplier issues, government investigations, and criminal matters.
Federal Agency Investigations: The business and public relations fallout from a government investigation can be fatal. Ifrah Law helps clients manage and conclude inquiries by federal and state agencies so that they can resume business. We assist in responding to investigations, requests for information, and government subpoenas from federal agencies, as well as U.S. Attorney’s Offices, District Attorney’s Offices, state attorneys general, and state regulatory agencies, on matters ranging from AML/KYC to data privacy to tax disputes, to name a few. Our attorneys’ backgrounds in government, private practice, and academia have yielded established relationships and credibility with federal prosecutors and investigators across all the main federal agencies.
Commercial Litigation: Ifrah Law has successfully represented clients in commercial litigation matters, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, 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.
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 stands by clients when they face investigations, information requests, and subpoenas from federal and state agencies and attorneys general. Ifrah Law attorneys have established relationships and credibility with federal prosecutors and investigators in agencies such as the Justice Department, the FTC, SEC, and DOD, among others. 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.
iGaming Litigation: As companies seek wider markets for their products and services by offering them online, they become increasingly vulnerable to claims that challenge the integrity of their processes and endanger their business. Federal or state allegations of illegal gambling, false advertising, deceptive loan practices, or data breaches can be devastating to the revenue, growth prospects, and brand reputation of established companies and startups. Rooted firmly in the nation’s Capital with strong relationships and credibility across many branches of government. With a niche focus on representing clients at the cutting edge of internet business, finance, and technology, we have a strong track record of success defending clients against claims by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Finance and M&A: Ifrah Law offers clients both legal and strategic advice regarding relevant opportunities, risks, and ways to mitigate those risks. Our lawyers negotiate and close complex transactions with an eye on industry-specific considerations, like antitrust issues, cross-border implications, representations and warranties, talent and founder acquisition and retention, and SEC compliance. For clients seeking to develop expansion and exit strategies, Ifrah Law can provide a realistic assessment of business operations and cost-benefit analysis, along with evaluating potential partnerships and investor options. Furthermore, our attorneys can provide regular updates on evolving regulation and legislation and review policies with an eye toward compliance.
Licensing and Compliance: Ifrah Law has successfully helped numerous companies enter the online gaming market in each state where online betting and/or fantasy sports are currently legal, and has prepared many companies to launch in jurisdictions where legalization is imminent. We also have extensive experience assisting foreign clients in navigating their initial entry into the U.S. gaming market. We work diligently to ensure the application process goes smoothly and prepare for any challenges that may arise. Once a license has been secured, we continue to safeguard our clients’ interests by offering ongoing counsel on compliance with licensing requirements and foreign, federal, and state laws so that they may continue to operate and scale.
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: With extensive experience in data privacy and cybersecurity law, Ifrah attorneys regularly advise organizations on developing industry-appropriate protocols, preparing for and responding to data breaches, and drafting privacy policies. Our team also provides counsel to businesses and individuals on information storage, along with rights of retrieval and deletion. Our clients span numerous industries, including gaming, fintech, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and social media influencers. We help these businesses ensure that their practices comply with evolving privacy and data security requirements, including substantial new state regulations.
Internet Advertising and 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.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of about 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents many of the world’s largest and most important public and private corporations, asset managers and financial institutions in their most consequential matters, as well as clients in need of pro bono assistance.
Corporations from around the world trust our lawyers to protect their interests. We consistently earn high praise for our collaborative efforts to handle highly sophisticated matters with complex legal and business challenges, providing novel and efficient solutions to otherwise intractable situations.
Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having market-leading practices in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white collar and regulatory defence, and restructuring. Within the broader corporate and litigation areas, we also offer numerous market-leading specialized practices.
Litigation Practice:No other law firm can approach Paul, Weiss’s experience and record of success in the most complex, high-stakes litigations. Our renowned trial team is a particularly powerful advantage, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table.
With a deep bench that includes many of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers and former senior government officials, our Litigation Department is uniquely positioned to handle multifaceted crises, from sprawling multi-regulator enforcement actions to parallel private litigation. We are regularly entrusted with fast-moving, franchise-threatening matters because of our ability to develop and execute a winning strategy, no matter the problem or adversary, and to see the matter through to the ultimate resolution, whether at trial or before the Supreme Court.
White Collar & Regulatory Defence: Clients facing white collar and regulatory enforcement challenges look to Paul, Weiss to protect their businesses and reputations and manage the behind-the-scenes interplay among competing regulators and enforcement agencies. We have experience handling a vast range of regulatory and enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. Our lawyers are adept at conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees. The group boasts a formidable number of federal prosecutors and senior government officials, including a former U.S. Attorney General; former U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California; a former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; former senior leaders in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division; numerous senior counsel from the SEC, the CFPB, the FTC and other key regulatory agencies; and former senior members of the White House Counsel’s office, among others.
Within the broad litigation and white collar and regulatory defence practices, we are widely recognized for our expertise in a number of specialized areas, including:
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is an elite global law firm with world-class practices across the board. Industry-leading companies and global financial institutions know they can rely on us for their most challenging legal and business matters. The firm’s top-flight capabilities are grounded in a distinguished history of 170 years, and our global, forward-looking focus is supported by offices strategically located in the world’s key financial centers and political capitals. More than 1,000 lawyers collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and geographies to provide clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and creative, practical solutions.
Litigation has been a cornerstone of Davis Polk’s practice since the firm’s inception. Our litigators are widely recognized for their creativity, integrity, strategic approach and extensive experience.
Leading companies around the world, as well as their executives and directors, benefit from our numerous partners and counsel who have many years of prior service in a variety of government roles. We also count among our ranks leading trial lawyers who have won landmark verdicts on both the defense and plaintiff sides.
We view matters through the lens of our clients’ business objectives, drawing on the substantial experience of our firm across all major industry sectors. Our approach has created a long track record of success for our clients, from motion practice to strategic settlements, trials and on appeal. Our work has earned the respect of the judiciary, prosecutors, regulators and the bar.
Some recent successes on behalf of clients include:
Coordinated resolution of FCPA investigations by the DOJ and SEC concerning a Colombian banking conglomerate’s involvement in an infrastructure project.
Complete dismissals of multiple securities fraud actions against issuers from around the world.
Rare dismissal of criminal price-fixing and bid-rigging charges brought by the DOJ Antitrust Division against an industry executive.
Trial victory for a major medical technology company in a patent infringement case.
With a firm focus on private capital, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP comprises legal advisers and commercial problem-solvers who combine exceptional experience, industry insight, integrated intelligence and commercial creativity to help clients raise and invest assets and protect and expand their businesses. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC and London, and the firm’s Litigation Group represents an array of clients, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, shareholder activists, and ESG investors, as well as financial institutions and pubic companies, among others.
The Schulte Litigation Group has extensive trial experience and a proven track record of success in complex civil and criminal matters, as well as our negotiation and dispute resolution expertise. Our unparalleled team features both leading lawyers focused on general litigation and others in highly specialized areas, including antitrust; litigation finance; securities litigation, including class actions and derivative suits; shareholder activism, proxy contest and mergers and acquisitions matters; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights disputes; labor and employment litigation; intellectual property actions; real estate; trusts, estates and family law disputes; SEC and FINRA investigations and enforcement actions; federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions (anti-money laundering, OFAC and FCPA matters); and white collar criminal defense. Among our litigators are a fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, numerous former Assistant US Attorneys, state prosecutors and senior members of the SEC Enforcement Division. In addition to the Benchmark Litigation recognition, our litigators are recognized by all of the leading attorney ranking publications and we were named “Asset Management Group of the Year” by Law360 for our litigation work on behalf of prominent private investment funds.
Among our full suite of services, the firm also advises clients on corporate and transactional matters and provides counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm advises funds and managers on an array of strategies, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge, private equity, CLOs, specialty finance, long/short equity, global macro, activist, blockchain technology, digital assets, litigation finance, LBO, distressed, real estate and venture, among others.