Class Action Defense

When a class of shareholders or consumers alleges that it has been defrauded through regulatory or statutory noncompliance in industries like gaming, payment processing, financial services, and mobile telecommunications, companies turn to Ifrah Law to defend them against those claims.

Our work in this area has resulted in such precedent-setting decisions as the dismissal of all charges in the first class action against online gambling following the government shutdown of three top poker sites. We have also successfully negotiated numerous settlements and withdrawals, providing our clients significant savings in both cost and reputation.

In the securities area, we represent directors, officers, and corporations in class actions challenging corporate actions based on federal and state law, including claims arising from criminal investigations, regulatory investigations, and corporate transactions. We have also represented domestic and international companies facing claims under The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), in addition to tax, privacy, and employment statutes.

The Ifrah team initially works with clients to assess the matter, then determines the best strategy to pursue: depending upon the circumstances, we may challenge the claims immediately, oppose the class certification, or explore settlement options. Because class actions often proceed concurrently with regulatory and law enforcement agency investigations, our team of former prosecutors and regulators is well positioned to navigate the minefields presented by simultaneous class action litigation and government investigations or proceedings.

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