Kelly Welsh is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Welsh represents clients in a range of intellectual property disputes, primarily in the life science and pharmaceutical industries. 

She maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum and obtaining trademark protection for nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Welsh worked at a boutique intellectual property law firm assisting individuals and small entities with patent and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

During law school, Ms. Welsh served on the executive board for the American University Law Review as the Senior Federal Circuit Editor and published a comment titled, "Institution Denied: The Evolution of Discretionary Denials of Inter Partes Review Under 35 U.S.C. § 314(a) Since Apple Inc. v Fintiv, Inc."

Before attending law school, Ms. Welsh taught middle school math and science to students with disabilities through Teach For America in Crown Heights Brooklyn, New York. 

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • JD, American University Washington College of Law, 2023
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MS in Education, CUNY Brooklyn College, 2015
  • BS in Biology & Psychology, Georgetown University, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English