Gay Parks Rainville

Gay Parks Rainville

Special Counsel
Fellow of The Pepper Center for Public Service

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4952    Fax: 215.981.4750

Gay Parks Rainville is special counsel in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Philadelphia office and co-chair of the Securities and Shareholder Litigation Section of the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She also is a Fellow of the Pepper Center for Public Service.

Ms. Rainville manages the defense of securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, government investigations, and other bet-the-company matters, primarily on behalf of the firm’s pharmaceutical and biotech clients. Ms. Rainville has won case-dispositive motions in a number of matters, including securities fraud class actions where the alleged fraud involved statements or omissions by life sciences companies and their officers about the safety, efficacy, and/or regulatory status of a flagship drug. She also has defended life sciences clients in product liability litigation, and provided them with regulatory compliance and risk avoidance counseling regarding their clinical research practices, product labeling and product distribution.

In 2004-05, Ms. Rainville served as associate general counsel for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Rainville counseled the hospital and its constituents in the areas of litigation and risk management, clinical research, regulatory compliance, and third-party payor disputes.

Within Pepper, Ms. Rainville is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She also serves as co-chair of the firm’s pro bono program in which Pepper attorneys defend low-income elderly clients against contractor fraud.

Before entering law school, she taught high school English and studied, taught and performed modern dance.


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1988
  • M.A.T., Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, 1978
  • B.A., English, Denison University, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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