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Interview Date: 4/27/2018

Lawyer Errol B. Taylor was born on November 24, 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. He received his B.A. degree in biology in 1977 from State University of New York at Oswego, and his J.D. degree in 1987 from New York Law School, in New York City.

Admitted to the New York State Bar and New York State Unified Court System in 1988,
Taylor was also admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar and is a registered attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1996. He was selected as member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 1997, and as a member of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 1999. He served as a patent attorney and partner at the corporate and securities law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, in New York City from 1999 to 2003. Taylor joined as partner of the New York law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in 2003, where he led the firm’s biopharma patent litigation practice and served as chair of Milbank’s Diversity Committee.

Taylor was selected by The National Law Journal, as one of the nation's top trial lawyers in 2003. He received an honorary Ph.D. degree (doctor of laws) from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2006. He was selected chairman of the board of trustees in 2014 for the Trenton, New Jersey-based Young Scholars’ Institute, the nonprofit learning center, which serves students in pre-K through 12th grade. Taylor was named one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers in 2015, which features the top partners from leading law firms and corporate counsels from Fortune 1000 companies. He was recognized in Lawdragon’s 2018 guide of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The annual guide is the company’s highest distinction, recognizing top practitioners across various practice areas. He was the recipient of the New York Law School Alumni Award in 2018.

Included in his affiliations and memberships: American Intellectual Property Law Association and Federal Circuit Bar Association. Taylor has served on the Board of The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Board of Trustees for New York Law School.

Errol B. Taylor was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 27, 2018.

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