David B. Rheingold

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in New York, NY

Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
 | 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Phone: 800-562-0513
Fax: 212-689-8156
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner with the law firm of Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, attorney David B. Rheingold serves clients throughout the United States facing a variety of complex legal matters. Specializing in an active trial practice, Mr. Rheingold employs his decades of experience to achieve positive results in cases pertaining to the following:

    ·         Pharmaceutical issues

    ·         Medical implants and devices

    ·         Products liability

    ·         Motor vehicle accidents and defects

    ·         Professional malpractice

    Since coming to his current law firm in 1995, he focuses primarily on mass tort and class action cases related to defective medical devices and drug liability. Mr. Rheingold has handled a large number of litigation cases involving hip and knee implants in both federal and state courts.

    Undaunted by complex cases, he is not afraid to stand up to large corporations, fighting for the interests of his clients against well-known companies, including Stryker Corporation and many others. He played a significant role in several cases that resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts for victims of dangerous medical products.

    A 1988 graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, he received admittance to the Virginia State Bar that same year. He also has admittance to the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

    Active in the local legal community and beyond, he holds memberships to the American Association for Justice and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Due to his significant results in the courtroom and his dedication to the arts, Mr. Rheingold is well-known for both his community involvement outside of his legal practice and his tenacity as a skilled and experienced litigator.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 40%Personal Injury - Products
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    • 10%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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    About David Rheingold

    Admitted: 1994, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rheingoldlaw.com/attorneys/david-b-rheingold/


    • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
    • Rated by SuperLawyers, 2015
    • Rated by SuperLawers 5 Years

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Guest Torts Law Proifessor Michigan State University College of Law, 2019
    • New Jersey Ethicon Proceed Document Review Committee, 2019
    • Fosamax and Other Bisphosphonates Litigation Group, American Association of Justice, Co-Chair, 2018
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994
    • New Jersey
    • Benicar (Olmesartan) Plintiffs' Steering Committee, Multidistrict Litigation. 1:15-md-2606, 2018
    • Virginia, 1988
    • New York, 1994
    • City Bar Association of New York, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Director, "Mentor First" intern program for first generation college and law students., 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest lectures, the Attorneys Exchange Information Group
    • Lecturer, New York State Trial Lawyers annual "Decisions" seminars throughout New York State
    • Annual guest lecturer, New York School of Law
    • Annual lecturer, New York State Trial Lawyers
    • Annual guest lecturer, Michigan State University School of Law


    • Managed firm's cases in the $56 million Biomet M2a Magnum metal-on-metal hip implant settlement plan. 
    • Managed firm's cases in the $100 million NuvaRing settlement plan.
    • Managed firm's cases in the $300 million settlement program for Benicar Olmesartan sprue-like eneropathy cases. , 2017
    • Managed firm's cases in the $2.5 billion DePuy ASR hip implant settlement program.
    • Managed firm's cases in the $1.4 billion settlement program for Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant cases. , 2017


    • Newsletter to fellow attorneys, Suits To Watch For
    • Information about clients' litigations, Client Newsletter

    Educational Background:

    • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, B.A., Major: Sociology, 1984
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    Office Location for David B. Rheingold

    551 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10017

    Phone: 800-562-0513

    Fax: 212-689-8156

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    Last Updated: 3/18/2020

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