As President of BaronHR, Eric Welch is responsible for sales, operations, human resources and overall financial performance of the various businesses comprising the BaronHR family of companies. He assumed his current position in May 2016, just a few months after being named a company director in late 2015.
Welch also serves as BaronHR’s general counsel, 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 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.