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Welson T. Chu

Welson T. Chu

Welson Chu joined the firm in August of 2006 as Philippine counsel on the Air Philippines Flight 541 case. Upon admission to the New York and Illinois State Bars, he continued to handle other aviation and pharmaceutical product liability and wrongful death matters for the firm. Prior to that, Welson had been working in litigation, tax and corporate practice as a senior associate at a top Philippine law firm.

In 2006, Welson received his LLM-K Degree from Northwestern University. He was a member of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and after graduation, continued to be affiliated with his alma mater, serving as admissions alumni interviewer, volunteer judge for the Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition and member of his batch’s reunion committee.

Welson speaks fluent Manadrin, Fookien and Filipino, in addition to English.


Ateneo de Manila University, B.S. Legal Management – 1997

University of the Philippines College of Law, Bachelor of Law – 2001

Northwestern University School of Law, Master of Law with honors – 2006

Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Certificate in Business Administration – 2006


Best Paper in Taxation, 2001

University of the Philippines College of Law


New York State Bar – 2007

Philippine Bar – 2002

Illinois State Bar- 2014

US District Court, Northern District of Illinois- 2014


Integrated Bar of the Philippines

New York State Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association