Few associates have the exceptional combination of education, experience and accomplishment that David Yellin brings to clients. A magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center with a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, David supplemented his education with a federal clerkship for a recognized expert on evidence and procedural rules.
As clerk to the Honorable Paul W. Grimm, District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, David handled 13 trials in just two years. He saw first-hand what trial lawyers do to make or break a case. The invaluable insights that David gained as a federal court clerk guide his approach to Ifrah Law’s client trial strategy.
David began his legal career working side-by-side with a partner in the New York office of an Am Law 100 litigation firm. In this role, David was involved with everything from motions practice to appellate work to pro bono trials and administrative hearings.
David has learned legal strategies from some of the best minds in the field. At Ifrah Law, he applies these insights towards each matter, working closely with his colleagues to identify the legal principles that will support their client’s goals. With an insider’s knowledge of how judges think and how lawyers succeed in court, David is a welcome addition to the Ifrah Law team.
While the endless portrayal of jury trials in media might indicate otherwise, trials are actually quite rare in the U.S. criminal justice system. With 97% of federal cases ending in pleas, the Atticus Finch conception of American justice has been largely confined to books. Ordinarily, when an accused enters into a plea agreement, he waives… Read More
Just last week, a Kentucky lawyer by the name of Eric Conn was sentenced to twelve years in prison by a federal judge for bribery and theft of government money. Though similar sentences are doled out around the country on a daily basis, this was unique because the defendant was not even in the courtroom. … Read More
As the Department of Justice has been doubling down on law enforcement overreach, the Supreme Court has just decided to hear a case that may limit the use of a common tool that law enforcement uses to infringe upon the privacy rights of innocent people. The case, Carpenter v. United States, arises out of a… Read More
It sits in your house, passively recording everything you say. It knows what you like. It knows what you listen to. It knows what you buy. It knows who’s in the room with you. And now, it might tell the police all about it. “It” is the Amazon Echo, a revolution in the “internet of… Read More
‘Tis the Season of Giving: Supreme Court Expands Insider Trading Liability to Recipients of “Gift” Stock Tips
Just in time for the holiday season, the Supreme Court has ruled that gift-giving is truly its own reward. But far from embodying the spirit of generosity that typically goes with that saying, the Court has ruled that the warm feeling one gets from giving to others can give rise to criminal insider trading liability…. Read More