President of Legal Affairs
As President of Legal Affairs of BaronHR, Eric Welch is responsible for overseeing state and federal compliance issues, litigation (with an emphasis on workers compensation), and preparation of legal documents. He additionally performs transactional services as required. Welch also serves as general counsel for the entire BaronHR family of companies.
Welch previously served as a corporate attorney in both transactional law and litigation for the law firm of Ferris & Britton in San Diego, Calif., from 2000 to 2004. His responsibilities initially included drafting contracts, preparing due diligence for mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings, and other transactional matters. Later, his responsibilities turned to litigation, including trial work, and he subsequently acquired extensive experience in this area. In 2004, Welch became managing partner of The Welch Law Group and expanded further into the practice of corporate law, specializing in workers compensation-related issues.
Welch earned his law degree at the University of San Diego School of Law in 1999. As part of his legal education, he attended the Institute of International and Comparative Law in Moscow, Russia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, where he also minored in Russian Studies.