A scholarship fund in Bingham McCutchen partner Edward Gainor’s memory has been established by the law firm at his alma mater The George Washington University (GWU) Law School. Gainor died July 22 of a heart attack.
Gainor was a pioneer in the development of structured finance and was an expert on securities law, particularly the reform regulation that came after the 2007 economic crisis.
He was the co-author of Offerings of Asset Backed Securities and made the practice and study of law his life's work.
Gainor came to the law profession as a second career following a stint as a radio newsman in the Midwest, said fellow Bingham partner John Arnholz in a note to clients about the scholarship.
"He brought with him a talent for observing — and recording — life's many twists and turns, a particularly useful skill in a Wall Street practice," Arnholz said. "His running commentary on law and life was always original, often funny and always on the mark."
Arnholz also called Gainor "a legendary teacher" who left his mark on a generation of younger lawyers. "Blessed with a keen mind and devoted to his clients, few had the stamina to keep up with his pace; he was a demanding and exacting mentor, but he never demanded more from them than he did of himself." Arnholz added.
For those who want to contribute to the scholarship fund, please visit this site. Please note Ed Gainor Scholarship Fund in the Other field. A check can also be sent and made out to GWU Law School marked Ed Gainor Scholarship Fund to:
The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Attn: Ed Gainor Scholarship Fund