Blank Rome was founded in 1946 in Philadelphia by a small group of entrepreneurial corporate and commercial lawyers who were dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, after being barred from joining many law firms because of their religion.
During the firm’s formative years, Blank Rome focused closely on corporate, labor, and real estate law, with long-term goals of expanding its practice capabilities, service offerings, and geographic footprint. Today, Blank Rome is ranked as an Am Law 100 firm with 14 offices and over 600 attorneys throughout the United States and in Shanghai who represent businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities around the globe. With a strong focus on the key industry sectors of energy, maritime and transportation, real estate, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, chemical, gaming, technology, and manufacturing, Blank Rome advises its clients on a full spectrum of legal matters as well as provides pro bono representation.
Philadelphia continues to be an important commercial hub for the firm’s preeminent practices in the areas of banking and finance, business restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate law, M&A, employment, real estate, and commercial litigation. In addition to serving as one of the region’s leading firms, Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office is also actively involved in local community outreach, diversity and inclusion efforts, pro bono services, and volunteer programs.