Kelly R. Welsh is General Counsel of the Department of Commerce. Mr. Welsh joined the Department of Commerce from Northern Trust Corporation where he served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Northern Trust Corporation, a position he has held since 2000. Previously, Mr. Welsh served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ameritech Corporation from 1996 to 1999, also serving as Vice President and Associate General Counsel from 1993 to 1996. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Welsh held the position of Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Welsh was a partner at Mayer Brown and an associate with the firm from 1979 to 1985. Mr. Welsh worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Luther M. Swygert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Welsh received an A.B. from Harvard College, an M.A. from Sussex University, U.K. and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.