Emily C. Gainor

Senior Associate

Gainor, Emily

Emily Gainor is a senior associate who focuses her practice on a variety of corporate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gainor was a summer associate at WilmerHale. She also clerked for the Honorable Francis X. Spina of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, as well as interned for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Prior to beginning law school, Ms. Gainor was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to the Netherlands, where she earned as a Master's Degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from the University of Utrecht. As part of her graduate work, she interned at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania. After returning to the United States, Ms. Gainor worked for several years at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. While there, she worked on the Innovations in American Government Awards program, which recognizes the best of local, state and federal government programming.

Publications & News


October 26, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Franklin Street Properties in $1B Recast of Unsecured Credit Facility

Franklin Street Properties Corporation announced that it has successfully entered into the following transactions: recast of existing unsecured credit facility into $1 billion facility and private placement of $200 million senior unsecured notes.

October 17, 2017

WilmerHale Advises Visterra in $46.7M Series C Financing

Visterra, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its novel Hierotope® platform to identify unique disease targets, announced that it has completed a Series C financing round raising a total of $46.7 million, including a new extension totaling $23.6 million.

September 29, 2017

Epizyme Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Epizyme, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel epigenetic therapies, announced the closing of its public offering of 10,557,000 shares of its common stock.

August 7, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in $65M Public Offering of Common Stock

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has closed on an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock for a public offering price of $6.50 per share, with gross proceeds of $65 million.

July 27, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Kala Pharmaceuticals in $103.5 Million IPO

On July 25, 2017, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the closing of its initial public offering of 6,900,000 shares of common stock, including the underwriters' exercise in full of their option to purchase an additional 900,000 shares, at the public offering price of $15.00 per share.

May 11, 2017

Agios Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option in Public Offering

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it has issued an additional 757,575 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $49.50 per share, for total gross proceeds of approximately $37 million.

August 18, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Franklin Street Properties in $83M Closing of Common Stock Offering

Franklin Street Properties Corp. closed an underwritten public offering of its common stock on August 16, 2016.

July 20, 2016

WilmerHale Advises PerkinElmer in €500M Eurobond Offering

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced that it has completed a public offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.875% Senior Notes due 2026 at an issue price of 99.118% of the principal amount.

January 8, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Gilt in $250M Acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company

On January 7, 2016, Hudson's Bay Company (TSX: HBC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc. for $250 million in cash, subject to customary requirements.


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JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2012, Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review, Order of the Coif

MA, Conflict Studies and Human Rights, Utrecht University, 2006

BA, Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University, 2005

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The Hon. Francis X. Spina, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 2012 - 2013

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