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Pro bono work

Bates White employees demonstrate their passion for making a positive impact in the community in various ways. One significant way we do this is through our pro bono program, where employees leverage their professional expertise to help nonprofit organizations—we perform economic analyses to help further the work of these organizations, or we provide testifying expert services on cases they are involved in. We work both with non-profits that we have longstanding relationships with and with non-profits that our employees identify and bring forward.  

Through our pro bono program, we are helping nonprofit organizations maximize impact, increase efficiencies, and uncover new or better ways to make a difference in the community.

Examples of our pro bono project work:

Using skills to give back to the community

Bates White employees are passionate about opportunities to use their economic consulting skills to give back to the community—we all realize how valuable this work can be. Based on my own experience, I know this work can help nonprofits literally change lives, and to be a part of that is incredibly rewarding.

Brian McClelland, Partner

Contributing ideas for meaningful projects

Bates White employees bring remarkable energy and enthusiasm to their casework—and pro bono is no exception. As a member of the team coordinating the firm’s pro bono efforts, I have seen firsthand the willingness to contribute and the many excellent ideas for potential projects. I am thrilled to contribute, both in a coordinating capacity and in bringing my own consulting expertise to bear.

Amanda Kurzendoerfer, Principal

Learning from new perspectives

An WangIt’s rewarding to use our economic skillset to help nonprofits for good causes and grow professionally at the same time. You learn so much on the subject, often from new angles, and start to step into bigger roles on the project. Pro bono projects often have small teams, and the opportunity to learn from colleagues at all levels and to work closely with clients is inspiring.

An Wang, Senior Economist

Bringing about community change beyond donations

Ben WolfertWe put a lot of time and effort into making sure our staff develop strong consulting and analytical skills, and it’s important to recognize that these skills have value beyond just billable hours. Being able to offer our expertise to pro bono partners further strengthens our connections to the community and can help bring about meaningful change that is complementary to, and distinct from, financial contributions.

Ben Wolfert, Principal

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