Jessica Feil

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Biography

Jessica Feil comes to Ifrah Law with ample courtroom experience in her young career. Most recently, as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Cuyahoga County (OH) Prosecutor’s Office, she oversaw an active docket of over 70 cases, including first chair on a number of assignments.  While an associate with a criminal defense boutique, Jessica had responsibility for the motions practice on state and federal criminal cases.  She appeared in court with clients at arraignments, pre-trial conferences, changes of plea, and sentencing hearings; and assisted with trial preparation, crafting direct examination and cross-examination strategies.

While in law school, serving as an Extern to the Lorain County (OH) Prosecutor’s Office, Jessica drafted an appellate brief urging the Ninth District to affirm a conviction, which the appellate court unanimously affirmed.  Serving as an Extern to Senior District Judge Norma Shapiro, Third Circuit (PA), she conducted research on all matters on the federal docket, including habeas corpus petitions, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 1983 actions, and employment discrimination.

 

Professional + Community

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Women’s Bar Association of DC
Publications + Presentations
April 26, 2017 | Presentation

Jessica Feil, Speaker, "Tracking Regulatory Updates Within Skill-Based, Social, Esports, and DFS Gaming Channels", GiGse 2017, Marriott Marquis Marina, San Diego, CA

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November 2016 | Publication

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

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November 2016 | Publication

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

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August/September 2016 | Publication

"Getting Real: What the Skin Betting Lawsuits Could Mean for Social Gaming", iGaming Business North America

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October 25, 2016 | Presentation

Jessica Feil, Moderator, "Bringing Esports to the Casino Floor", Naruscope's Esports & Casino Resorts Conference, SLS Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

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August 2016 | Presentation

"New Jersey and Britain Take Steps Towards i-Poker Liquidity", World Online Gaming Law Report

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July 29-31, 2016 | Presentation

Jessica Feil, Speaker, "Special Committee: Session on Pari-Mutuels", National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, 2016 Summer Conference, Boston, MA

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Blog Posts
January 10, 2017

Skin Gambling Plaintiffs Find Themselves Back Where They Started

Skin Gambling Plaintiffs Find Themselves Back Where They Started
The lawsuits against Valve Corporation are continuing their tortured procedural paths from various federal courts to state court and back again. After filing a complaint against Valve and several co-defendants in federal court, the case was ultimately dismissed. Not dissuaded, the plaintiffs refiled against Valve in state court, in King County, Washington. Yet, as of... Read More
October 20, 2016

An Esports Slam Dunk: What the NBA’s Investment in Esports Means

An Esports Slam Dunk: What the NBA’s Investment in Esports Means
On September 26, 2016, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had acquired two leading eSports teams, Team Dignitas and Team Apex. Not to be outdone, the next day Team Liquid announced they had sold a controlling share to Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber and entrepreneur Ted Leonsis, who is the majority owner of the... Read More
October 13, 2016

The Blacklisting Rules Are Coming: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

The Blacklisting Rules Are Coming: What Federal Contractors Need to Know
The Federal Acquisition Regulation final rule implementing the “Fair Play and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673 was issued on August 25, 2016, and the rule goes into effect on October 25, 2016. This new regulation presents a significant change – and potential challenge – for major government contractors. President Obama signed Executive Order 13673, often... Read More
July 14, 2016

New Concerns Over Esports Betting; Jeff Ifrah Responds

New Concerns Over Esports Betting; Jeff Ifrah Responds
*photo obtained from https://gameora.tumblr.com/ In light of unprecedented controversy over the legality of “skin betting” and eSports gambling, Jeff Ifrah and two other attorneys took to Reddit to answer questions from players, fans, and professionals. Together with Bryce Blum and Ryan Morrison, Ifrah participated in an AUA (“Ask Us Anything”) thread on July 5, 2016—just... Read More
June 3, 2016

What the Payday Proposal Would Do

What the Payday Proposal Would Do
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed a new rule to regulate payday lending and auto-title loan companies. Right now, it is merely a proposal, meant to undergo the notice and comment period until September 14, 2016. But if the rule goes into effect, it would be a significant imposition on the lending business.... Read More
May 11, 2016

Monmouth Park Brings Exchange Wagering to the United States

Monmouth Park Brings Exchange Wagering to the United States
Exchange wagering—a fixed-odds variant of pari-mutuel betting—is making its U.S. debut today.  Monmouth Park, a racetrack in New Jersey, has begun offering on-site and online exchange wagering in cooperation with Betfair US. Beyond its own races, Monmouth Park has agreements for simulcast exchange wagering on ten racetracks around the country, with plans to expand the... Read More
March 16, 2016

Good Lord, & Taylor! Of Course You Need to Disclose Native Ads

Good Lord, & Taylor! Of Course You Need to Disclose Native Ads
On March 15, 2016, national retailer Lord & Taylor agreed to settle FTC charges that it “deceived consumers by paying for native advertisements.” The settlement is the first of its kind following the December 2015 guidance memorandum, Native Advertising: A Guide for Businesses, issued by the FTC. Under the terms of the settlement, Lord &... Read More
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