David B. Rheingold


David B. Rheingold specializes in an active trial practice primarily involving drug product and medical device liability cases. Since joining our firm in 1993, he has concentrated on the mass tort cases, most recently hip and knee implant litigation in both federal and state courts. This includes the following implants: Biomet M2a, DePuy ASR & Pinnacle, Stryker, Wright Medical, and Zimmer. For knee implants, he litigates in federal court for the Zimmer NexGen knee implant. He litigates hernia and pelvic mesh cases in state and federal courts against the following defendants: AMS, Bard, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Ethicon, and Gynemesh. Drug litigation is also a large part of his federal and state practice and includes: Benicar (appointed to the Benicar Multidistrict Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, the Bellwether Litigation Committee, as well as the Document Review Committee), Yaz/Yasmin/Beyaz, NuvaRing, Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Heparin, Levaquin, and Reglan. His direct involvement in management of specific litigations includes courts in New York, New Jersey, and federal courts throughout the United States.

He is the managing partner for the firm’s cases in the $2.5 billion DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant settlement plan; the $1.4 billion Stryker Rejuvenate metal-on-metal hip implant settlement plan; $100 million NuvaRing settlement program; the $56 million Biomet M2a Magnum hip implants; and the $27.7 million settlement program for the firm's Fosamax osteonecrosis of the jaw cases. He has used his medical expertise in preparing the firm's "Extraordinary Injury" and "Enhanced Injury" claims for recent medical device litigations: Medtronic Defibrillator, Guidant Defibrillator, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead litigations, DePuy ASR and Biomet hip implants. The Rheingold firm had leadership positions in Medtronic and Guidant litigations which settled for $118 million, $195 million and $268 million respectively.

As an active member in the American Association for Justice, City Bar Association of New York, and the New York State Trial Lawyers, he has access to litigation resources and materials throughout the United States. His is the co-chair for the Fosamax and Other Bisphosphonates Litigation Group. This local and national experience makes him a valuable lecturer to other trial attorneys on handling mass tort cases, and he provides annual lectures to New York State Trial Lawyers at the annual "Decisions" seminars throughout New York State. He is an annual guest lecturer at New York School of Law and the Michigan State University School of Law. He also guest lectures to lawyers at the Attorneys Exchange Information Group. He believes strongly in educating college and law students to the practice of law, so he manages our year round internship program.

He has management responsibilities at the firm, including our firm's public service news reporting on these firm website areas: Medical Malpractice Blog, Negligence Blog, Articles, "Greed & Misdeeds" section, and Spanish content. He recently created www.globalmedwatch.com, an educational site posting information about recently discovered side effects in medications and medical device failures.

On both a local and national level, he has obtained substantial client settlements through arbitration, mediation and direct negotiations with some of the largest national and international drug and medical device makers. Prior to joining the firm, David practiced in Virginia handling personal injury cases.

In his personal time, he is a major supporter of the arts. He is a co-founder of Salon Cie lhttp://saloncielny.org/, a non-profit organization in New York City supporting emerging artists. He is also the co-founder and Counsel for the Take Two Film Festival in New York City, which is a non-profit organization supporting international emerging filmmakers.http://www.taketwofilmfestival.com/david-rheingold/

David can be e-mailed directly at drheingold@rheingoldlaw.com.

Areas of Practice

  • Active Trial Practice
  • Drug Product
  • Medical Device Liability Cases
  • Mass Tort Cases
  • Personal Injury Cases


  • Lecturer, New York State Trial Lawyers annual "Decisions" seminars throughout New York State

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Year Joined Firm

  • 1993

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1994


- Rated by SuperLawyers 2015

- Rated by SuperLawers 5 Years


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • City Bar Association of New York, Member
  • New York State Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Fosamax and Other Bisphosphonates Litigation Group, Co-Chair

Awards & Accolades

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