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Gay Parks Rainville - Philadelphia, PA

1650 Market StreetSuite 3600 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Updated: 08/18/2020

Philadelphia Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Gay Parks Rainville is a co-founder of Dailey LLP. She has over 30 years of experience delivering the highest level of client service and results. Before co-founding the firm, she served as co-chair of Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation Section. She also previously served as associate general counsel for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

About Gay Parks Rainville

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law Transactions and Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Professional Liability
  • Shareholder and Derivative Litigation
  • SEC Enforcement Matters
  • Internal Investigations

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Associations (Member)


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1988
  • Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, 1978
    Major: Teaching
  • Denison University, 1977
    Major: English
  • Warren Wilson College, 2019
    Master of Fine Arts in Poetry Writing
    Major: MFA Program for Writers

Past Positions

  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Associate General Counsel, 2004 - 2005
  • Co-Chair, Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Securities and Shareholder Litigation Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice Chair and a Member of the Board of Directors of the SeniorLAW Center

Classes and Seminars

  • “Mounting an Effective Defense Against the Securities Class Action,”, Marsh’s The Anatomy of a Directors & Officers (D&O) Class Action Securities Claim Seminar, - 2008
  • “When a Biomedical Device Fails: Navigating the Regulatory and Legal Landscape,”, DVHIMSS Biomed & IT Forum, - 2006
  • “Ethical Issues Arising From A Coordinated Defense”, Mealey’s Defense Strategies for Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation Conference, - 2003
  • Panelist at Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Annual Securities Law Forum, 2009 - 2017
  • Panelist at 2013 International Conference of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) on “Derivative Actions Grow Up – Are They the D&O Exposure to Watch?” (November 5, 2014)
  • Speaker at 16th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference on “Navigating Unclear Disclosure Obligations for Life Sciences Companies and Counsel” (December 6, 2011)


Other Sources of Feedback About Gay Parks Rainville

Included on the 2024 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Gay Parks Rainville on Super Lawyers


  • Named one of “100 Women Who Inspire” at the American Bar Association’s 2019 Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference.
  • Named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer,” each year from 2011 to 2019; a recognition awarded to only 5% of eligible attorneys
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a national honorary society for litigation and trial counsel
  • Member and Chair of the Board of Directors (Chair: October 2013-October 2015; Board Member: October 2019-Present); SeniorLAW Center Hall of Fame Inductee (March 2019)


Office Information


1650 Market StreetSuite 3600 Philadelphia, PA 19103



  • “When a Biomedical Device Fails: Navigating the Regulatory and Legal Landscape,”, 19 Intell. Prop. & Tech. L. J. 10, February, 2007
  • “Delaware Chancery Court Instructs Corporate Directors What Not to Do When Considering Interested Merger Transactions”, Pepper Hamilton LLP Commercial Litigation Report, March, 2006

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