Dana A. Welch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Berkeley, CA

Welch ADR
 | 85 Strathmoor Dr, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 855-401-1881
Fax: 510-849-3115
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

At attorney with Welch ADR, Dana A. Welch handles alternative dispute resolution for clients in California. Since 2002, she has gained experience in both employment and commercial matters, and is known for efficient and fair adjudication of cases. As both a panel and solo member, she has conducted over 100 arbitrations and has been selected to teach arbitration practice and skills to experienced and new arbitrators by the American Arbitration Association.

In 1987, Ms. Welch graduated in the top 10 percent of her class from the University of California Berkeley School of Law with a Juris Doctor. She was given the Stephen Finney Jamison Award for her qualities as a scholar and advocate and won the McBaine Moot Court Competition. A former chair of the standing committee on ADR for The State Bar of California, she is a current member of the organization and a former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s dispute resolution section’s arbitration committee.

She is a current member and former chair of the Boalt Hall Alumni Board of Trustees, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators committee and the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Ms. Welch is also on the CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

Her commercial experience covers cases brought by tech companies, patent holders, partners, bank syndicate members and public companies. Investment matters Ms. Welch has handled include cases brought by minority shareholders and investors against advisers. She has experience in employment matters such as sex discrimination, employment contracts, retaliatory termination, California Labor Code violations, disability discrimination, terminated executives and whistleblowers.

 
Practice Areas
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (100%): Arbitration

Focus Areas

Arbitration

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Dana Welch

Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.welchadr.com/education-training

Honors/Awards:

  • University of California Berkeley Law School, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, Founding Executive Director
  • Winner of McBaine Moot Court Competition, First place in honors moot court competition, 1987
  • ADR Champion, National Law Journal, 2018
  • Best in Commercial Arbitration, Acquisition International Global, 2018
  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2019 - 2020
  • Stephen Finney Jamison Award, Named the 1987 graduate of Boalt Hall who best represented qualities of an advocate and a scholar, 1987
  • Order of the Coif, Top 10% of Graduating Class, 1987

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California State Bar, Member
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, San Francisco ADR, Member
  • ABA, Arbitration Training Institute, Co-Chair, 2018
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Accounting and Financial Services Panel, Member
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Employment Disputes-West and Banking, Member
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, General Counsel, Member
  • CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Member
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Co-chair of the ABA's Dispute Resolution Section's Arbitration Committee, 2015
  • Member of the California State Bar's Standing Committee on ADR, 2010
  • Chair of the California State Bar's Standing Committee on ADR, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center, Member
  • Member and then Chair of the Boalt Hall Alumni Board of Trustees, 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, “Up the Ladder Reporting”, Daily Journal, Article on new SEC rule re lawyer conduct, 2003
  • Speaker, Women Corporate Counsel Conference, September 2001
  • Speaker, Panel on Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers, ABA Business Law Section, April 2004
  • Panel Moderator, Post-Enron Regulation, ACC Gala, April 2005
  • Speaker, Understanding the Securities Laws, 2004 - 2007
  • Speaker, Ethics in the Corporate Context, PLI
  • Speaker, Arbitration for Litigators, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, 2013
  • Speaker, Dispositive Motion in Arbitration, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Conference, 2016
  • Speaker, Avoiding Pitfalls in Drafting Awards, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Conference, 2017
  • Speaker, Arbitrability and Jurisdiction, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Conference, 2018
  • Speaker, Moderating Panels on Managing the Evidentiary Hearing, ABA Arbitration Training Institute, 2016 -2018
  • Speaker, Conducting and Effective and Efficient Arbitration, Panelist addressing counsel and neutrals on best practices in arbitration, California State Bar Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Speaker on how to avoid turning arbitration into litigation, Preventing the Runaway Arbitration, ABA, 2014
  • Ethical Conflicts of In-house Counsel, Corporate Counsel Magazine, Lead article on ethical issues confronting in-house counsel, 2004
  • Panelist, California Governor's Conference On Women And Families, Speaker on career opportunities for women, 2004
  • Panelist at seminar "Understanding the Securities Laws", Ethical Considerations for Securities Lawyers, Practicing Law Institute, 2004
  • Author, “Pandora’s Box,” article on waiver of attorney client privilege in context of regulatory investigations, Daily Journal, Article on maintaining attorney client privilege in context of regulatory investigations, 2003

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Member, CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

Educational Background:

  • JD, University of California Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), 1987

Industry Groups

  • Commercial And Employment
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Office Location for Dana A. Welch

85 Strathmoor Dr
Berkeley, CA 94705

Phone: 855-401-1881

Fax: 510-849-3115

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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