Wendell C. Taylor

Administrative Leadership

Director of Outreach

Taylor, Wendell C.

As WilmerHale’s Director of Outreach, Wendell Taylor contributes to the firm’s business development, recruiting and diversity efforts, mentoring of younger lawyers and community outreach. Mr. Taylor previously served as a partner in the corporate practice at WilmerHale and represented clients in a wide range of transactions for more than 15 years. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Taylor advised public and private companies, both domestically and internationally, on corporate law matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, initial public offerings and continuing public company reporting requirements. Mr. Taylor had an active pro bono practice, which included providing legal services to WilmerHale’s nonprofit partners in the Youth and Education Initiative.


Honors & Awards

  • Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers' Weekly in 2006 for his career achievements, continued work with the young people of Boston and commitment to diversity at the firm
  • Recognized as a "New England Super Lawyer" in the 2007 issue of Boston Magazine. Also named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers' Rising Star" in corporate finance in the 2005 and 2006 issues.
  • Selected as one of Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40;" noted not only for his exceptional legal work, but also his dedication to Boston's youth

Publications & News


March 27, 2012

WilmerHale Advises SS&C Technologies in $906.5 Million Bid Takeover

In a bidding war for London-based GlobeOp Financial Services, WilmerHale represented SS&C Technologies in its takeover cash offer of $906.5 million.

April 7, 2011

Firm Recognized by Roxbury Youthworks

January 24, 2007

Partner Wendell Taylor Celebrated as “Diversity Hero”

Lawyers Weekly Includes Taylor in its First-ever Feature Dedicated to Lawyers Recognized as "Heroic in their Efforts to Overcome Discrimination"

May 1, 2006

Honoring Dedication to Public Service

WilmerHale’s Public Service Team Recognizes Four Outstanding Contributors

May 11, 2005

WilmerHale Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Recognition Awarded to Twenty-nine of WilmerHale’s Massachusetts-based Attorneys

Professional Activities

  • Lecturer in Law – Boston University School of Law – "Negotiated Mergers & Acquisitions"

Community Involvement

  • Participant, WilmerHale Youth and Education Initiative
  • Participant, Boston Scholars Program, Partnership, Inc.
  • Member, Partnership, Inc.
  • Alumnus, Boston Fellows Program
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JD, Boston University School of Law, 1995

BS, Biology, College of William and Mary, 1990

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