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
November 28, 2017

CFTC Regulated Markets May Give Bitcoin the Stability It Needs

CFTC Regulated Markets May Give Bitcoin the Stability It Needs

The unregulated nature of virtual currencies like Bitcoin plays a big role in their appeal. However, wild swings in prices in addition to the perception that these markets are subject to manipulation, make it difficult—if not impossible—for the average person to rely heavily on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a currency, much less as… Read More

August 11, 2017

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Prosecutors Can Use Pleas to Skirt Constitution

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Prosecutors Can Use Pleas to Skirt Constitution

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

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

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