VICE CHAIR, LITIGATION DEPARTMENT
Dan Rhynhart is the vice chair of Blank Rome’s 300-member Litigation Department. He was previously chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as National Tier 1 and Philadelphia Tier 1 in its “Best Law Firms” rankings. Dan handles a wide variety of business disputes across the country involving software and technology, telecommunications, financial services, banking, and real estate. He has been specially admitted to practice in more than 20 states, and has won both plaintiff’s and defense verdicts in numerous multimillion-dollar trials and arbitrations.
Dan is ranked as a leader in the field of commercial litigation by Chambers USA, and is applauded for “establishing a fine reputation for his litigation practice.” He is praised for his ability to “handle and discredit hostile witnesses,” and clients say “he is outstanding across the board: he has an excellent courtroom and deposition presence, and he quickly masters the important technical nature of our business. He is the consummate professional,” and that he is “good at highlighting weaknesses in the other side’s arguments.”
Dan is a frequent speaker on technology issues and trial tactics, and is regularly quoted in publications such as Law360, Bloomberg, and Wired.
Outside the Firm
Dan currently serves on the boards of directors of the American Red Cross for Eastern Pennsylvania (past-chairman), SeniorLAW Center, and Hopeworks Camden, 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 for the past eleven years.
The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County awarded Dan the First Judicial District’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award in 2015, for his representation of a World War II veteran who was defrauded by a con man and rendered homeless.
Dan led Blank Rome’s team at Diversity Lab’s Women in Law Hackathon in 2016, aimed at advancing and retaining experienced women lawyers in law firms.