Andrew Silver

ASSOCIATE
Biography

Andrew Silver’s practice focuses on advising gaming clients on regulatory and licensing issues, in addition to representing clients in all aspects of complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. He is experienced in matters concerning federal gaming law, data privacy, securities enforcement, class actions, white collar criminal matters, and claims brought under federal statutes such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Andrew has litigated numerous class action cases through the class certification, summary judgment, settlement, and appellate stages.

Representative matters include:

  • Researching and advising clients regarding intersection of federal securities law with regulatory issues facing cryptocurrency industry
  • Represented iGaming trade group iDevelopment & Economic Association (iDEA) before federal district court and federal appeals court in amicus effort supporting New Hampshire Lottery Commission’s lawsuit challenging U.S. government’s effort to enforce federal Wire Act beyond sports gambling (New Hampshire Lottery Commission, et al. v. Barr, et al., 19-1835 (1st Cir.))
  • Advised media company regarding gaming regulatory issues in connection with commercial transaction with national casino operator
  • Represented FinTech business in TCPA arbitration proceedings before American Arbitration Association, and successfully negotiated settlement following victories in discovery disputes
  • Served as special TCPA counsel in advising online marketing business in resolution of proposed class action claims by recipient of phone calls
  • Appointed as class counsel in certified nationwide class action in which settlement was approved in 2018 (Vergara, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 15-6942 (N.D. Ill.))

Andrew graduated magna cum laude as a member of the Order of the Coif from Boston College Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review. He also worked as a student-attorney at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau, practicing housing law, family law, and administrative law on behalf of indigent clients. During law school, Andrew interned with both the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York, NY, and the United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, for the Hon. C.J. William K Sessions, III.

Prior to law school, Andrew worked as a correspondent and desk assistant in The Boston Globe’s Sports Department covering high school and college sports.

 

Awards + Recognition

Professional + Community

  • Member, Bar of the District of Columbia
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar
Publications + Presentations
March 31, 2020 | Publication

"DOJ’s Amici Hinder Effort to Extend the Wire Act to All Wagering"

Gaming Law Review- March, 2020 Edition

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September 25, 2019 | Publication

"The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming and Betting in the U.S."

Comprehensive eBook from Ifrah Law, available as a complimentary download

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June 10, 2019 | Publication

"What Illinois stands to lose from the ‘penalty box’"

Andrew Silver of Ifrah Law analyzes the Illinois betting bill and considers the pains the penalty box clause is likely to cause to the local industry

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December 14, 2016 | Publication

"New HHS Kickback Safe Harbors Are Subject To Many Conditions"

National Law Review

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April 1, 2015 | Publication

"Deceptive Labeling Class Action Settlements"

American Association for Justice Class Action Law Group Newsletter, Spring 2015 (member subscription required)

January 30, 2015 | Publication

"Supreme Court Ruling Provides Significant Protection to Whistleblowers"

National Law Review

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Blog Posts
April 1, 2020

TCPA Prior Express Consent Via Business Card? Third Circuit Says “Yes, It Counts”

TCPA Prior Express Consent Via Business Card? Third Circuit Says “Yes, It Counts”

As businesses that make telemarketing or automated/prerecorded phone calls and send text messages and telemarketing faxes are well aware, the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) imposes certain restrictions on communications sent without the recipient’s express consent or permission.  Many courts view the “prior express consent” or permission requirement quite broadly.  And just this week,… Read More

FTC Beat | Ifrah on iGaming