Managing Director and General Counsel
Before joining Patomak Global Partners, Louis Taylor served in a variety of legal, business, and public policy roles in the financial services field. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of a firm that developed proprietary lending and compliance software used by banks and specialty finance companies.
During the 1990’s, he was the Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship where he was responsible for legislative authorization and oversight of programs intermediating billions of dollars annually in growth company commercial lending, venture capital, and private equity funding. In this capacity he dealt with legislative policies affecting the banking and fund manager communities and the cross-jurisdictional interests of the SEC, OCC, FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, Small Business Administration, and Federal Home Loan Bank System.
In his role as the Committee’s Staff Director, Mr. Taylor also coordinated a wide-ranging oversight agenda focused on the impact of federal paperwork and regulatory compliance requirements on small businesses and economic growth. He was the chief legislative architect of the 1996 Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, implementing a series of regulatory reform measures applicable to federal agencies. This new law also strengthened the effectiveness of economic impact assessments of proposed federal regulations by adding a judicial enforcement mechanism to the 1980 Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Prior to his time with the Senate Committee, Mr. Taylor was a corporate finance and securities lawyer and served as Assistant General Counsel of a NYSE-listed multi-national corporation. He began his career with a Texas-based law firm where he advised lenders, public and private companies, and securities firms on transactional, regulatory, and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Taylor received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A., cum laude, in political science, economics, and business administration from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.