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Bates White promotes three principals to partner

January 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC—Bates White is pleased to announce the promotion of three principals to partner. The following individuals have been elected to the firm’s partnership: Brian McClelland, Ben Scher, and Scott Weishaar.

“I am excited to recognize these individuals on their promotion to partner. They have provided significant contributions over the years and we are proud to have them join our leadership team,” said Charles Mullin, managing partner of Bates White. “They are important building blocks for our future and represent some of our firm’s core areas of expertise.”

Brian McClelland works directly with clients on settlement negotiation and complex litigation matters. He has managed multiple project teams to provide economic analyses, data mining, database development and management, discovery support, and research for numerous client engagements. Mr. McClelland has assisted leading law firms and Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries including agriculture, chemicals, computer technology, pulp and paper, and pharmaceuticals.

Ben Scher has extensive experience leading teams that analyze large data sets, performing economic analysis and research, serving as lead consulting expert through all phases of litigation, and supporting testifying experts in litigation matters. Mr. Scher’s work has focused extensively on the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Recently, he has served as lead consulting expert for drug manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and healthcare providers on several major engagements—both litigation and government investigations—involving alleged False Claims Act violations.

Scott Weishaar provides consulting expertise and expert support in complex litigation and government investigations for pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers, pharmacies, healthcare providers, and other life sciences industry participants. These cases often involve economic analysis of class certification, liability, and damages related to federal and state false claims acts, fraud, and antitrust issues. Mr. Weishaar collaborates with clients to support discovery efforts, provide insights into industry dynamics, manage analysis of large data, and contribute to case strategy.

About Bates White
Bates White is an economic consulting firm offering services to law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. We specialize in advanced economic, financial, and econometric analysis and excel at complex matters that require sophisticated problem solving and deep empirical analysis.