Chairman of the Board
Mr. Richard Welsh, Attorney and Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (US Army Ranger veteran), Chairman of the Board
Richard “Rick” Welsh is a trial partner in the Los Angeles office of the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery. He has served as lead trial, appellate, and arbitration counsel for well-known companies in their bet-the-company disputes in wide-ranging industries throughout the United States, including in California, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. As a result of his successes, Rick has been recognized as a stand-out lawyer by several prominent publications. The Daily Journal selected him as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” attorneys in California in 2010. Law360.com recognized him as one of the top 10 energy lawyers under 40 nationwide in 2010, and he was the only trial lawyer on the list. Similarly, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized his work in the energy and environmental sectors in 2008. In addition, Super Lawyerslisted him as a “Rising Star” under 40 from 2006 to 2011.
Rick received his law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). He received the Boalt Hall Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and was on the National Mock Trial Team. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles, where he was an Alumni Scholar. He also received High Honors for his thesis on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Before college, he served in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He lives in Los Angeles and is married with two school-aged boys.« View All GF Staff