Kelly Welchans is a member of Arnold & Porter LLP's litigation practice group. Her practice encompasses a broad range of complex litigation in state and federal courts, covering environmental, antitrust, consumer protection, unfair competition, franchise law, and business contract cases. She has experience handling all stages of litigation from case initiation through appeals, including individual responsibility for questioning jury trial witnesses. Ms. Welchans maintains an active pro bono practice, which she considers to be an important supplement to her commercial case load.
Ms. Welchans graduated Order of the Coif from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she was co-editor-in-chief of Environs Environmental Law & Policy Journal. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Welchans served as an extern at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California and the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. She earned her BS in general biology from the University of California, San Diego. Before attending law school, she was employed at a start-up biotechnology company that produced antibodies and other research reagents for immunological research.