He broke ground as a trial lawyer and officer with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and served as trial counsel to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth. Jeff then mastered new skills in New Jersey as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s office.
His success landed him a counsel position with the global law firm Paul Hastings, and he then became a shareholder in the litigation department of Greenberg Traurig LLP, another global firm. Frequently litigating cases against the federal government, he achieved a string of victories in the fields of criminal and civil antitrust laws and securities laws, as well as the Civil False Claims Act. He defended many prominent businesses across the country in fields such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare and technology.
Jeff Ifrah is a widely recognized legal expert. He was recognized by Chambers USA for three years in a row as one of America’s leading lawyers for litigation regarding White Collar Crime and Government Investigations. The authoritative guide upholds Jeff’s dedication, noting that “getting a speedy resolution of contentious matters through application of good commercial sense and pragmatic legal thinking” and his “honest and hard-working” approach to his clients’ cases. The previous co-chair of two major ABA white collar subcommittees, Jeff has also been recognized as an expert in healthcare and securities fraud by LexisNexis. Nightingale’s Healthcare News named him one of the country’s 12 outstanding fraud and compliance lawyers.
Jeff is also active in the field of publishing. He presently serves on the editorial board of the World Online Gambling Law Report. A respected national authority in federal sentencing laws, Jeff co-authored Federal Sentencing for Business Crimes, the preeminent comprehensive treatise on federal sentencing in regards to business and white-collar crimes. The two-volume exposition, published by international legal publisher LexisNexis, is a key resource referenced by prosecutors and defense attorneys across the United States.