Philanthropy

Philanthropy

At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin, LLP, we are committed to playing an active, positive role in the communities in which we work and live. We believe that leadership means taking the initiative to help our fellow citizens. We constantly look for opportunities to give back to our communities we serve.

Philanthropy is at the core of our beliefs in helping others through compassion. We desire to be socially conscious to those around us. Healthcare has always been of major concern to our injured clients, some of whom have limited medical resources. Therefore, we seek to support medical services.

Also, we understand the importance of a strong legal community who can represent injured people through the maze of personal injury litigation. Therefore, we support law schools as well has continually providing interns with learning positions. Partner David Rheingold created our “Mentor First” program. Mentor First is a community-based mentorship program for first generation and foreign students who want to intern for a hands-on law firm experience.

Organizations We Proudly Support

Open Door: Family Medical Center and Foundation

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Open Door Family Medical Center is the New York region’s expert in all aspects of health, with a broad focus on building healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs, to the treatment of diseases, Open Door keeps the people of Westchester, Putnam and Ulster Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay.

A pioneer Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually, serving nearly 57,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access to services. Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mt. Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, and Sleepy Hollow, New York, in addition to eight School-Based Health Centers in the Port Chester and Ossining School DIstricts. Open Door is accredited by the Joint Commission and is nationally recognized for achieving clinical results that consistently surpass national benchmarks for patient outcomes related to diabetes management, blood pressure control, and asthma, among others.

The Rheingold Firm is proud to be a longtime Champion Sponsor of the work of Open Door Family Medical Center.

Mentor First

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Mentor First is a community-based mentorship program for first generation and foreign students who want to intern for a hands-on law firm experience. Because of their backgrounds, these mentored interns are uniquely motivated and offer diverse skills to our firm. We are mindful that these students may have unique cultural demands that other students may not have. Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin, LLP is proud of our decades-long history of mentoring students during summer and academic semester internships.

Additional Organizations:Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Women and Newborn Center
  • St. Jude’s Hospital
  • American Red CrossShriners Children’s Hospital
  • American Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • UNICEFYMCA
  • UNICEF
  • American Cancer SocietyHispanic Federation
  • Equal Justice Federation
  • American Cancer Society

GIVING BACK: David Rheingold is Guest Law Professor

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Following in his father Paul D. Rheingold’s footsteps, David B. Rheingold has been a guest law professor since 2013. He lectures for various classes, including Federal Civil Procedure, Tort Law, and Advanced Product Liability Law. He enjoys teaching upper level law students in classes taught by Professor Nicholas J. Wittner at Michigan State Univerity College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. Using his years of experience, David instructs students on the “inside game” of dealing with powerful multinational pharmaceutical companies, federal and state coordinating judges, as well as negotiating settlements for his clients in class actions, multidistrict litigation and state court coordinations. He discusses cutting edge issues that product liability trial lawyers deal with in automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, and toxic tort areas of the law. Real life, current major cases in litigation are used so that students will be exposed to how product liability litigation is managed. He covers recent legislation and Supreme Court decisions affecting product liability law. Lectures include the ethics involved in litigation and group settlement of mass tort actions.

Donors Choose

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We are proud supporters of Donors Choose, an educational non-profit dedicated to bringing classrooms needed supplies. The founder, teacher Charles Best, created a website in 2000 where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. They make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. Most recently, mass tort litigation partner David B. Rheingold, Esq., donated to Bean Bag Chairs for Reading created for students to sustain a more comfortable and independent reading environment in my classroom.

Educational Institutions we support:

  • Michigan State University
  • Boston College
  • Brooklyn College
  • New York University
  • University of Richmond
  • Oberlin College
  • St. John's University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University

What Sets Us Apart

  • Over 2 Billion Recovered

    We fight tirelessly to deliver results and we are not afraid to go to trial.

  • Recognized Leaders

    We are leaders and educators in legal issues involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability.

  • 50+ Years of Experience

    We have the experience to handle your case all while providing individualized attention.

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