Partner, Bingham McCutchen
Richard Welch is the co-chairman of Bingham’s Corporate Area and managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He engages in general corporate law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and the representation of private equity funds and growth companies.
He has acted as the lead acquisition counsel in connection with more than 30 management buyouts and portfolio company dispositions in the $250 million to $2 billion range in a wide array of industries. He serves as outside corporate and securities counsel to several public and private companies, and has also represented both issuers and venture capital funds in numerous public and private financings. Rick served as the managing partner of Riordan & McKinzie from 1992 until its merger with Bingham in July 2003.
Rick has earned many prestigious honors and awards including the Chambers Global, Leading Lawyer in Private Equity: Buyouts (2010-2012) and The Best Lawyers in American, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity (2010-2014).
Rick performed his undergraduate work at Duke University and received his JD from Stanford Law School in 1977.