Whitney Fore

ASSOCIATE
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
  • International Franchise Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

 

Blog Posts
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

October 26, 2017

Ifrah’s David Yellin Takes on Noted Attorney Paul Clement on Legality of PASPA

Ifrah’s David Yellin Takes on Noted Attorney Paul Clement on Legality of PASPA

Talk about a true David and Goliath story: David Yellin, an associate at Ifrah Law, recently called out Paul Clement, a true Goliath in the legal field. Unfazed by Clement’s impressive credentials – Clement boasts about his Supreme Court clerkship and his stints as Deputy Solicitor General and Solicitor General on his Kirkland & Ellis… Read More

October 20, 2017

Apple Decides To Clean House

Apple Decides To Clean House

App developers, take note: due to Apple’s latest “clean-up” project, you should review your current apps to ensure that they meet Apple’s new App Store Review Guidelines. Make sure that your app is not a clone, does not offer spam or pirated material, is up-to-date, and has a “unique feel.” What prompted Apple’s clean-up project?… Read More

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