Whitney Fore

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Biography

Whitney Fore brings to Ifrah Law a strong background in complex civil litigation in the financial services industry, including class actions; franchise and business law regulatory compliance matters; and investigations by regulatory authorities.

Before joining the firm, she defended class actions on behalf of insurance and financial services clients, gaining experience in unfair competition and deceptive trade practices claims, contract breaches, and RICO. She has handled settlement negotiations, arbitrations, and all phases of litigation in federal and state courts across the country, from pre-filing advising and discovery through trial and appellate matters.

Whitney has also counseled business clients on issues of corporate governance, management, auditing, compliance and resolution of regulatory issues connected with investment products, in addition to matters pertaining to privacy and cybersecurity. She has represented clients in regulatory investigations by such agencies as the United States Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Whitney was a student attorney in the Federal, Criminal and Appellate Clinic at George Washington School of Law, where she was also a Writing Fellow.  She interned in the D.C. Superior Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in addition to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office in Memphis, TN.

Professional + Community

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • National Woman’s Party
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

 

Blog Posts
September 17, 2018

Is the Daily Fantasy Sports Showdown in Texas Just for Show?

Is the Daily Fantasy Sports Showdown in Texas Just for Show?

It’s a showdown in Texas over the legality of daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) contests under Texas law. But it’s a showdown only for show, it seems. The drama over the legality of DFS in Texas began on January 19, 2016, when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton unilaterally issued an opinion letter declaring fantasy sports illegal… Read More

May 8, 2018

FTC Focuses on Kids’ Geo-Location Devices in Latest COPPA Warnings

FTC Focuses on Kids’ Geo-Location Devices in Latest COPPA Warnings

A public service announcement of yesteryear posed the following question to parents: “It’s 8:00. Do you know where your children are?” Today’s technology allows parents to answer that question regardless of the time of day. That technology, however, has recently drawn scrutiny for violating the parental notice and consent provisions of the Federal Trade Commission’s… Read More

March 2, 2018

SEC’s Updated Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidelines Leave Questions Unanswered

SEC’s Updated Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidelines Leave Questions Unanswered

As previewed in our previous post, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) unanimously approved new cybersecurity interpretive guidance—a format used to clarify the SEC’s views on security laws and regulations—on Wednesday of last week. The guidelines make no mention of how they affect and interplay with other regulators’ data privacy requirements, so whether… Read More

February 5, 2018

Social Media’s Hesitation to Promote Cryptocurrencies Explained

Social Media’s Hesitation to Promote Cryptocurrencies Explained

In a paradox of sorts, cryptocurrency’s continued survival may hinge on its submission to greater regulatory oversight. Such a notion is paradoxical in the sense that cryptocurrency’s origins can be traced to a “stick it to the man” mentality in which currency is decentralized and not tied to any one governmental body. Thus, submitting to… Read More

January 11, 2018

Will Big Cyber Hacks Cause the SEC to Issue New Guidelines?

Will Big Cyber Hacks Cause the SEC to Issue New Guidelines?

Following a change of heart from a top Securities and Exchange Commission regulator, public companies will likely soon face new guidelines for how they report cybersecurity breaches to investors. SEC Corporate Finance Division Director Bill Hinman was quoted as saying that when Chairman Jay Clayton first asked him if the existing SEC guidance needed to… Read More

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