Dana Welch

Berkeley, CA

Arbitrator/Mediator with over twenty-five years of experience as a litigator and business lawyer, specializing in complex commercial litigation and transactions. In depth litigation expertise in banking and financial services, securities, secured transactions, alternative and complex investments, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, partnership and shareholder disputes, executive compensation disputes, employment disputes including wrongful termination, trade secrets, real property appraisal issues and intellectual property. Transactional expertise includes M&A, partnership, LLC, investment and fund agreements.

ADR education and training experience includes: AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012, 2009; Faculty, AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2011; AAA Webinar, How to Become a More Innovative Neutral or Advocate: Applying Cutting Edge Innovation Management Techniques to Your ADR Practice, 2011; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2008; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2007; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2006; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2005.

Education:  Antioch College (BA-1973); University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (JD, Order of the Coif-1987).