Fredrick Rhine


Frederick Rhine
Fredrick Rhine is an associate in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice, where he focuses on breach of contract and IP-related disputes in state and federal courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.

Fredrick has played lead roles at all phases of litigation and dispute resolution. He has experience drafting dispositive motions, preparing for and taking depositions, managing discovery, including complex e-discovery issues, and preparing for hearings and trial proceedings. Fredrick’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • A global pharmaceutical company in a dispute relating to a collaboration agreement with another major pharma innovator involving a revolutionary immunization product designed to treat infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
  • A luxury hospitality company in an arbitration of a breach of contract claim brought against a former senior executive.
  • A private equity firm in its analysis and potential acquisition of a streaming service with respect to various name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) and right of publicity concerns related to high school athletes and minors.
  • A U.S. venture capital fund as plaintiff in a ~$65 million dispute and related litigation in Delaware federal court arising out of the fund’s investment into a medical device company.
  • A multinational broadcasting company in a copyright and trademark infringement case against a competitor network and a television producer involving the hit series “Live PD.”
  • A major television broadcaster as an intervenor in a years-long series of lawsuits regarding NCAA amateurism rules and student-athlete compensation.
  • A global visual media company in defending breach of contract and securities law claims brought in the Southern District of New York by warrant holders arising out of a de-SPAC transaction.
  • iFIT Health & Fitness Inc., a global leader in connected fitness and interactive content with an extensive portfolio of streaming platforms and iconic equipment brands such as NordicTrack, in connection with a $300 million dispute in New York state court.
  • Sears Holdings in various contested trial matters surrounding its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • The Carlyle Group in insurance litigation and international arbitration matters.

Fredrick also has an active pro bono practice. Of late, among other matters, he has worked on Weil trial teams representing pro-bono clients in various civil rights related actions, including a former prisoner in a federal §1983 lawsuit as well as organizations and individuals challenging SB1, Texas’s newly-enacted voting law. Fredrick is also active in Firm and other professional organizations and focuses significant time on mentoring, diversity, and development. Currently, he serves as a Co-Chair of the Black Associate Advisory Board, which works with Executive Partner Barry Wolf to advise on a range of issues of importance to the Firm, including but not limited to the recruitment, retention, and professional development of African American attorneys.

Fredrick received his B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. During law school, he served as a legal extern at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Andrew L. Carter of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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