CO-CHAIR, LITIGATION DEPARTMENT
Dan Rhynhart is the co-chair of Blank Rome’s firm-wide Litigation Department, encompassing more than 300 trial lawyers in 13 offices. Recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as “Best of the Bar” for Business Litigation (2019) and the Philadelphia Inquirer as one of five “Influencers of Law” for Litigation (2018), Dan has 25 years’ experience trying and litigating high-stakes business disputes across the country. He has been specially admitted to practice in more than 20 states, and has won significant damages awards and secured defense verdicts in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. Dan has tried or arbitrated dozens of cases as a first chair involving hundreds of millions of dollars, in a wide variety of business disputes spanning software and technology, telecommunications, financial services, retail, and real estate.
Chambers USA states that Dan “is sought after for his expertise in a range of litigation matters, both domestically and internationally. He acts for clients in industries such as real estate, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.” Clients comment that he is “a very good lawyer.”
Dan is a frequent speaker on technology issues and trial tactics, and is regularly quoted in publications such as Law360, Bloomberg, and Wired.
Dan led Blank Rome’s team at Diversity Lab’s first Women in Law Hackathon at Stanford Law School, aimed at advancing and retaining experienced women lawyers in law firms.
Outside the Firm
Dan currently serves on the boards of directors of the American Red Cross for Eastern Pennsylvania (Chairman Emeritus) and Hopeworks, as well as the corporate councils of the National Constitution Center and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (“CHOP”).
Dan was an Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar at Boston University School of Law, and president of his class at Colgate University, where he serves as Class Reunion Chair.
Dan handles a number of pro bono cases each year on behalf of indigent clients. He was recognized by Blank Rome with its Pro Bono Hero award, and has been named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Pro Bono Roll of Honor every year since 2006.
The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County awarded Dan the First Judicial District’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award for his representation of a World War II veteran who was defrauded by a con man and rendered homeless.
Dan accepted the Pennsylvania AARP’s and SeniorLAW Center’s inaugural “Access to Justice Champions” award on behalf of Blank Rome for helping the elderly fight fraud.