Darren M. Welch
Darren Welch represents and advises a broad range of companies and individuals in regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings and examinations, as well as in civil litigation on all types of consumer financial services issues.


Mr. Welch’s practice focuses on fair lending; laws governing unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices; sales practices risk; credit reporting; information privacy; and a wide variety of other consumer financial protection issues. His practice also includes transactional diligence; securities, class action and general litigation; statistical model review; safety and soundness examinations and enforcement; bank receivership director and officer litigation and enforcement; and internal investigations.

Mr. Welch represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Trade Commission, federal banking regulators and state attorneys general.

Mr. Welch publishes and speaks regularly on consumer financial services topics.



  • J.D., College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., University of Colorado, 1996


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Glen E. Conrad, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia (2000-01)

Darren M. Welch

Counsel, Litigation; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime