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Mr. Thomas W. Welch

Regular Member
17500 Bowie Mill Rd
Rockville, MD 20855

Phone: 2024152444

Law School: SMU (1984)
Foreign Languages: French, German

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Thomas W. Welch currently serves as an Associate Director in the Office of International Programs, Office of the Commissioner, of the United States Food and Drug Administration. He is an International Policy Analyst, Desk Officer for interactions with FDA’s international counterparts, and coordinates international health and trade related issues with outside agencies and foreign governments.
Prior to assuming his current position with the F.D.A., Mr. Welch practiced international and commercial law for 20 years with law firms in the United States, France, Belgium and Germany. In that practice, Mr. Welch developed extensive expertise in local, state, federal and international commercial and trade law, and has authored professional articles on international arbitration and international commercial law. He is a licensed attorney in New York and the District of Columbia, and has been admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Welch attended the University of Michigan, and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, where he was also on the Dean’s List. He then received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the Law Review. He also attended La Sorbonne and René Descartes Universities in Paris.

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