Wendy Gallegos is a Corporate & Securities partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. A member of the firm's Fund Formation & Investment Management group, Wendy represents fund sponsors in structuring, negotiating and forming private equity funds with a wide range of real estate and real estate-related investment strategies, including core, core-plus, value-added and opportunity, infrastructure, mezzanine debt, and residential and commercial mortgages. Wendy also represents investment managers in structuring and negotiating club deals and separate accounts and in investing capital on behalf of private equity funds and other investment vehicles, including through joint ventures, preferred equity and other investment structures.

Prior to attending law school, Wendy gained significant finance and corporate banking experience working for Wachovia Corporation and AmSouth Corporation.


  • Englisch


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, summa cum laude
Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, University of Illinois Law Review

Duke University, BA, English and American Literature


  • Illinois