Ira brings vast legal, political and corporate experience to FisherBroyles. Most recently, Ira served as Senior Advisor to Qrypt, Inc., a quantum cryptography company, from 2019-2021 and was Deputy Assistant and Strategist to President Trump from 2017-2018 where his portfolio included senior Presidential vetting and appointments, NIH reform, China competition and the Mueller investigation.

From 2011-2017, Ira was President of Genie Energy, Ltd., a retail energy and oil and gas exploration company spun off from IDT Corp., an international telecommunications carrier. Ira was President and Counsel to the Chairman of IDT from 2000 to 2011, and served as counsel to companies including Net2Phone, Inc., a pioneer in Voice over Internet Protocol.

Ira was previously a Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Chairman of its New York office’s business department. He was also an Associate in the New York and Toronto offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP – serving on the Securities Advisory Committee and as secondment counsel to the Ontario Securities Commission. At the OSC, Ira advised on the implementation of the US-Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure S...

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  • Corporate Experience

    IDT Corporation
    Genie Energy LTD
    Qrypt, Inc



New York



New York


Columbia JD,  1985

Cornell BS,  1981

Prior Law Firm Experience

Skadden Arps; Morrison & Foerster

Practice Areas