Jenner & Block

Daniel Welsh is a litigator who focuses his practice on significant criminal and regulatory matters, cross-border investigations, and complex commercial litigation.  He is a member of the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and the firm’s Japan Practice.

As a member of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense practice group, Mr. Welsh has significant experience with cross-border investigations and monitorships involving financial crime, anti-money laundering, trade sanctions and regulatory compliance, both in the United States and abroad.  

Representative matters include:

  • Monitoring a global financial institution following settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services, part of a broader settlement that involved the U.S. Department of Justice and federal regulators;
  • Representing executives of a global financial institution in connection with anti-money laundering and trade sanctions investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the New York County District Attorney’s Office and banking regulators;
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a major automobile manufacturer in connection with federal criminal law and regulatory requirements; and
  • Serving as national counsel to a consumer installment lending and loan servicing group in nationwide civil litigation and regulatory enforcement actions, including a first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Serving as a member of the firm’s Japan Practice, Mr. Welsh also has experience advising corporations and individuals in Asia, Europe and the Middle East on legal matters arising under United States law.

In addition, Mr. Welsh’s work includes representation of content, media and entertainment creators in the defense of their intellectual property rights.  His successes in this area include winning injunctive relief against trademark infringement by a “mockbuster” movie studio and successfully defending the injunction before the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Welsh also has extensive experience defending manufacturers in the automotive and consumer-goods industries against consumer class actions.  He has defeated class-certification motions in federal courts in California, New York and Florida and in California state court.

Mr. Welsh maintains an active pro bono practice.  He represented a human-trafficking victim in a civil lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protections and Repatriation Act in the Southern District of New York.  The suit named multiple defendants, including a former Philippine consular official, and resulted in a confidential settlement in favor of Mr. Welsh’s client.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Welsh worked for several years as a social worker and teacher, including with Teach for America in Newark, New Jersey.