Federal Agency Litigation

As companies seek wider markets for their products and services by offering them online, they become increasingly vulnerable to claims which challenge the veracity of their advertising or the integrity of their processes. When a company faces claims like false advertising, deceptive loan practices or insider trading, the impact of a government investigation can be devastating: business can come to a complete standstill under a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction, assets can be seized, and a receiver may be appointed.

Rooted firmly in the nation’s Capital with strong relationships and credibility across many branches of government, the team at Ifrah Law has deep experience defending companies in ligation with federal agencies. We represent clients on cutting edge issues arising from the intersection of internet business, finance and technology, defending against claims by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

We have a strong track record of trying and winning cases, and otherwise successfully concluding matters with these agencies so that our clients can get back to business. We also assist in responding to investigations, requests for information, and government subpoenas. Additionally, Ifrah attorneys counsel clients on compliance with these agencies’ ever-evolving regulations in the areas of online advertising, cybersecurity and consumer protection.

Ifrah Law has handled a number of high-profile FTC and CFTC investigations and enforcement actions involving internet marketing campaigns and related issues such as the scientific substantiation of advertising claims.

In one highly publicized matter against a regulatory agency, Ifrah Law succeeded in convincing a jury to completely reject the government’s claims of fraud in one of the very few SEC compliance cases that actually proceeded to trial. In another high profile litigation, we represented international financial clients against federal claims by the SEC and the CFTC regarding the trading of binary options contracts, resulting in a satisfactory global settlement.

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