David S. Yellin

ASSOCIATE
Biography

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.

Publications + Presentations
November 2016 | Publication

"Gaming in the United States: New York: Overview", Practical Law, Global Guides, Thomson Reuters

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Blog Posts
July 19, 2017

You Can’t Run From Justice

You Can’t Run From Justice
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
June 12, 2017

The “Third Party” Catch-22

The “Third Party” Catch-22
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
January 17, 2017

Alexa: Play Confession

Alexa: Play Confession
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
October 27, 2016

You Can’t Handle the Truth! … in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act

You Can’t Handle the Truth! … in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act
As Halloween has people thinking of ghosts and ghouls, creative plaintiffs’ attorneys have turned an arcane New Jersey law into a true source of fright for virtually anybody who offers services that are even potentially available within the Garden State. The law at issue is the New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice... Read More
June 8, 2016

This Man Is Dodging Wall St.

This Man Is Dodging Wall St.
Rather than confront accusations of baseless zeal and prosecutorial overreach, New York federal prosecutor Preet Bharara would rather spend his energy dodging accountability. In 2010, Bharara launched a crusade against Wall Street, prosecuting several hedge funds he suspected of insider trading. Highly publicized raids followed. In the wake of the financial meltdown, Bharara was hailed... Read More
March 22, 2016

New York DFS: Sites Agree To Armistice, Not A Settlement

New York DFS: Sites Agree To Armistice, Not A Settlement
The New York Attorney General, FanDuel, and Draft Kings announced yesterday that a settlement had been reached in the litigation over the future of daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) in New York.  Effective immediately, FanDuel and DraftKings will discontinue operations in New York and pay out existing balances to New Yorkers.  This sounds like a major... Read More
February 26, 2016

Police Make iPhone Public Enemy No. 1

Police Make iPhone Public Enemy No. 1
FBI Director James Comey took a rare break from the posturing typical of investigators and prosecutors in the current showdown between Apple and the FBI.  While prosecutors argue that Apple’s privacy concerns are a smokescreen to avoid “assist[ing] the effort to fully investigate a deadly terrorist attack,” Comey posted a statement over the weekend in... Read More
February 19, 2016

FBI Recruits Apple to Help Unlock Your iPhone

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It is a well-known maxim that “bad facts make bad law.”  And as anybody even casually browsing social media this week likely has seen, the incredibly tragic facts surrounding the San Bernadino attacks last December have led to a ruling that jeopardizes the privacy rights of all law-abiding Americans. First, it is important to clearly... Read More
January 15, 2016

Oklahoma Judge Rejects Penalties for Rolling the Dice Before a Jury

Oklahoma Judge Rejects Penalties for Rolling the Dice Before a Jury
As a matter of course, federal prosecutors often pile on charges in order to strong-arm defendants into entering a favorable guilty plea quickly. Those who exercise their jury trial right and put the government to its proof often receive harsh sentences based on these overreaching indictments. But last week, a federal judge in Oklahoma took... Read More
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