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Partner Jim Trusty analyzes the NFL’s double standard on sports betting on Fox

Jim Trusty: In NFL these two cardinal sins receive drastically different penalties — Why? By: Jim Trusty Arizona Cardinal cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league’s blanket prohibition against betting on all things NFL. Shaw, who will miss at least the full 2020 season, had been on injured reserve since… Read More

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Andrew Silver featured by Compliance Week as Digital Assets continue their rise in Popularity

Regulators wary of crypto as digital assets go mainstream By: Lori Tripoli Despite alarmist prognostications by government officials, interest in cryptocurrency isn’t exactly waning. “Digital currency already has a significant degree of acceptance,” says Silver. “At least among those who are tech-savvy.” There’s even evidence that digital assets are gaining in popularity. “The wallet application… Read More

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Will California legal sports betting become a reality? EGR North America features guest contributor Andrew Silver who analyzes the changing legal landscape

“Last week, a coalition of 18 Native American tribes in California filed papers and announced their intent to add a proposed Constitutional amendment to the next statewide ballot that would legalize sports wagering at tribal casinos and licensed racetracks. If the tribal coalition succeeds in collecting the requisite 997,139 signatures from registered voters, the proposal…”… Read More

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S&P Global Market Intelligence quotes Michelle Cohen as California implements CCPA

More tech companies could expand Calif. privacy protections By: Casey Egan The law, known as the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, will implement a range of new privacy requirements that will compel major tech companies, such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google LLC, to adhere to the state’s new standard. With the implementation… Read More

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The Washington Post Quotes Jim Trusty on Impeachment Mess

By: Rachael Bade, Devlin Barrett, Seung Min Kim,and Mike DeBonis  Trump’s Friday tweets at Yovanovitch are unlikely to cross the legal threshold for witness tampering, experts said. James Trusty, a former Justice Department official who is now a partner at Ifrah Law, called them “dumb” and “certainly not a ‘perfect’ tweet, to use the president’s… Read More

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iGB North America features Jeff Ifrah in “Down to the Wire”, a formal debate on the New Hampshire Court Wire Act Ruling

DOWN TO THE WIRE The Department of Justice has finally confirmed that it will challenge the New Hampshire court ruling that saw its revised interpretation of the Wire Act set aside. iGB North America brings together opponents and advocates of US gambling expansion to discuss the case JEFF IFRAH, IDEA GROWTH (JI): Judge Barbadoro’s ruling correctly… Read More

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Facebook wants Supreme Court to review Ninth Circuit Ruling- Attorney Michelle Cohen quoted by Bloomberg Law

Facebook Robocall Case Gives Justices Shot to Define Autodialer By: Bloomberg Law U.S. courts haven’t agreed about what constitutes an autodialer since at least March 2018, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s definition in ACA International v. FCC. Social networks, debt collectors, retailers, and… Read More

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Bloomberg Law quotes Michelle Cohen following FTC’s crackdown on “Stalking” Apps

FTC Bars Sale of ‘Stalking’ Apps in New Settlement (2) By: Bloomberg Law A software company can’t sell “stalking” apps that monitor devices unless it ensures they’re only used for legitimate purposes, the Federal Trade Commission said in the agency’s first action against stalkerware. The commission Oct. 22 said it reached a proposed settlement with software manufacturer… Read More