WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ifrah Law PLLC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focused on complex civil and criminal litigation, is pleased to announce that the former Chief of the Organized Crime Section at the Department of Justice (DOJ) James Trusty will join the firm as a partner.
“I am honored to join the talented team of litigators at Ifrah Law,” said Mr. Trusty. “Jeff Ifrah and his colleagues possess a deep understanding of how the government thinks and strategizes in federal investigations. Their zeal for advocacy and commitment to forming true partnerships with their clients makes the firm a perfect match for me.”
Mr. Trusty’s practice will focus on the litigation and resolution of disputes for clients across a broad array of industries on issues ranging from cybersecurity and computer fraud to money laundering and asset forfeiture. Mr. Trusty’s wide-ranging government and trial experience adds further depth and strength to Ifrah Law, a premier white collar criminal defense and litigation boutique law firm.
For seven years, Mr. Trusty served in the DOJ’s Criminal Division, where he was ultimately responsible for investigating and prosecuting regional, national, and international cases, supervising significant pleadings and providing strategic and tactical guidance in complex investigations and multi-defendant trials. In addition to running the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) review unit, he also was in charge of establishing and promoting policies focused on immigration reform, firearms trafficking, proposed Congressional testimony for DOJ officials, and Internet gambling. Prior to his work at DOJ, Mr. Trusty served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of white collar and other criminal cases, including the Washington area sniper investigation.
“As the government expands the scope of statutes like RICO, The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and The Money Laundering Control Act in its investigations and prosecutions, white collar defendants are increasingly subject to higher monetary penalties and added jail time,” said Jeff Ifrah, founder of Ifrah Law. “With his senior DOJ perspective on how federal cases are built, investigations pursued and settlements negotiated, Jim brings an additional valued dimension to our strong litigation team.”
Mr. Trusty regularly speaks at conferences on topics related to complex litigation and criminal law. He has coached several Mock Trial teams at American University Washington College of Law, and he also teaches criminal justice courses at the University of Maryland. Over the course of his career, Mr. Trusty has been awarded numerous honors including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and Federal Prosecutor of the Year. He received his JD from Emory University School of Law and his BA in Economics cum laude from Wake Forest University.