Griffin Finan brings skills on both civil and criminal matters to his work with Ifrah Law clients. Griffin has helped the firm’s clients in iGaming, fantasy sports, sports betting, and white-collar criminal defense.
Griffin has worked with fantasy sports companies to advise them on compliance with state and federal gaming laws as well as offering business advice to the companies. He has also worked with iGaming companies on licensing, regulatory, and civil litigation matters.
Griffin’s work on criminal defense cases has included defense of charges regarding money laundering, illegal gambling and bookmaking, and Wire Act offenses.
As a result of his work with sports betting and fantasy sports clients, Griffin has provided commentary for ESPN Radio, The Sporting News, Gambling Compliance, eGR, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Bergen County Record and various other noted publications. Griffin has also been a featured speaker at industry conferences on fantasy sports and iGaming.
Prior to joining the firm, Griffin served on Georgetown University Law Center’s Community Justice Project. While there, he represented two claimants in the Washington, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings on appeals of their denial of unemployment insurance benefits. He also worked with the D.C. Access to Justice Commission on issues facing unemployment insurance benefits claimants who appeal adverse decisions to the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Awards + Recognition
- Global Gaming Business Magazine's 40 Under 40, Class of 2015
|"Important Legal Issues Emerge in Latest Battle over Sports Betting in New Jersey," Sports Litigation Alert||November 14, 2014|
|"NJ’s Fight to Legalize Sports Betting Goes into Overtime," iGaming Business North America Magazine||August-September 2014|
|"NFL kicks off season with pay-to-play fantasy game," iGaming Business Magazine||August 6, 2014|
|"The Status of Sports Wagering," Gaming Law Review and Economics||February 2014|
|Griffin Finan, Speaker, "Recent Developments in Fantasy Sports: From Social Pastime to Legal Quagmire?" NCLGS Winter Meeting, The Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL||January 11, 2014|
|"The Importance of Liquidity for the US States Offering i-Poker," World Online Gambling Report||November 2013|
|"PASPA Oral Arguments," iGaming Business North America Magazine||August 2013|
|"Why DiCristina Matters to Poker Players," Online Poker Report by Griffin Finan||June 24, 2013|
|"New Jersey: The Key to the Future of Sportsbetting," iGaming Business North America Magazine||April/May 2013|
|"Opinion: Why the NFL fears legalized sports betting," NorthJersey.com||February 13, 2013|
|"Bountygate and the Commissioner: a legal analysis," LawInSport||January 29, 2013|
|"US: Is the New Jersey Sports Gambling Law out of bounds?," World Online Gambling Law Report||November 2012|