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Senior Counsel

Portrait of Thomas Welk
in San Diego
San Diego|4401 Eastgate Mall||San Diego, California|92121-1909

What I do:
I work with a wide range of businesses at all stages – from high growth startups to established public companies. I help them with all things related to compensation and benefits, specifically in the areas of equity compensation, retirement plans, and welfare benefits.

Why Cooley:
We work with the best companies and have excellent legal resources to help them succeed. Also, the culture here is truly collaborative, and my colleagues are friendly and smart. What a great combination!

What my clients value:
Simple, yet creative solutions to complex problems.

Bicycling, playing music with my kids, coaching girls’ soccer, lots of pets.

Great reads:
The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway); The Day of the Jackal (Forsyth); and A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hosseini)

I root for:
Washington Huskies Men’s Football. My daughters’ sports teams.