Few associates have the exceptional combination of education, experience and accomplishment that David Yellin brings to Ifrah Law’s clients. With a strong expertise in federal procedure, David is known for his rigorous representation of individuals and companies embroiled in high stakes situations across a range of industries, from telecommunications and entertainment to financial services.
Since joining the firm, David has participated in all stages of complex litigation, defending clients in both civil and criminal cases: he has conducted discovery, trial and witness preparation, arbitrations and hearings before state and federal judges.
Some of his recent representative matters include:
- Working with the Ifrah Law team to submit an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA, the pivotal sports betting case which was eventually decided in favor of our argument urging the rights of states to direct their own economies
- Filing a RICO case which withstood a motion to dismiss against unethical plaintiffs’ attorneys who brought unfounded and extortive claims against our client, eventually reaching a satisfactory settlement of claims
- Negotiating favorable sentences for individuals facing severe jail time for alleged crimes such as arms control violations and bribery
- Drafting model legislation as part of a national trade association’s advocacy efforts promoting the rational regulation of online gaming in the U.S.
- Defending a financial services company against claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), litigating and arbitrating over 25 cases for this client in many jurisdictions across the United States and consistently negotiating satisfactory resolutions.
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 also served as clerk to the Honorable Paul W. Grimm, District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
David began his legal career working side-by-side with a partner in the New York office of an AmLaw 100 litigation firm; he was involved with everything from motions practice to appellate work, to pro bono trials and administrative hearings.
David remains active in pro bono work focusing on human rights and asylum issues: he has volunteered at Dulles Justice Center in response to the Muslim Travel Ban, and with Human Rights First’s clinic where they help asylum seekers complete their asylum applications and prepare them to file pro se.
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