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Blank Rome LLP

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 2PennsylvaniaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established group of highly skilled litigators noted for its capabilities in major general commercial disputes. Recognized for its strengths in product liability and environmental litigation, and also regularly sought after for its adept counsel in high-stakes IP cases. Expertise covers construction and infrastructure litigation. Well known for representing clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance and technology sectors.

Strengths

A source remarks: "The quality of the legal work, the professionalism and the value received for the task are all at the highest level."

Clients draw attention to the firm's "fantastic attorneys."

Work highlights

Acted successfully for VGXI and parent company GeneOne Life Science in defense of a petition for preliminary injunction brought by Inovio Pharmaceuticals concerning the manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Rhynhart 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.
"Daniel Rhynhart is definitely a solid litigator." "He's a very good lawyer.

Managing partner and firm CEO Grant Palmer is highly sought after for his work in product liability cases, intellectual property matters and trade secrets litigation. His expertise includes civil forfeiture disputes.

James Smith handles a wide range of dispute-related matters including product liability claims, government investigations and breach of contract allegations.
"He's an exceedingly skilled litigator and trial lawyer." "A very smart and strategic advocate."

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Overview

  • 90+ full-time litigators in Pennsylvania, including a litigation-centered Pittsburgh office.
  • Courtroom-tested trial lawyers combine keen advocacy, a practical and client-focused approach to litigation strategy, and cutting-edge technology for every case, from straightforward business disputes to high-risk, high-exposure litigation.
  • Clients range from upper-mid market businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Litigation concentrations include: antitrust, corporate, construction, creditors’ rights, derivative actions, First Amendment, consumer fraud and product liability defense, securities, IP, technology and telecommunications, white-collar criminal defense, high-level appellate work.​
  • National “go-to” firm for high-stakes theft of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, non-compete, and unfair competition cases – including many precedent-setting cases.
  • Often retained by clients to take over for other highly ranked firms to shift direction before a looming trial, or to handle a high-stakes appeal.
  • Strong class actions capabilities, particularly in defending consumer fraud, product liability, mass tort, antitrust, employment, RICO, securities, and data privacy and communications actions—often high-profile cases that implicated millions or billions of dollars in potential liability.
  • Notable sector experience in financial services and banking, pharmaceutical and medical device, technology, energy, chemical, maritime and insurance industries.

Litigation

Blank Rome LLP

firm
Location

One Logan Square

130 North 18th Street

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-6998

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial


Daniel E Rhynhart
Band 4
Grant S Palmer
Band 4
James T Smith
Band 2