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Bates White is a place where people are passionate, empowered, engaged, and excited to come to work every day. We strive to exceed client expectations, share personal interests with colleagues, grow careers, and give back to the community.

Passionate problem-solvers. Clear communicators. Strong principles. Dynamic approaches.

Bates White specializes in providing advanced economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, companies, and government agencies. We help clients tackle tough issues with confidence and pride ourselves on delivering top-notch consulting and expert testimony.

We bring together bright minds, invest in their careers, and foster collaboration across practices and job levels. For clients, that translates into tailored, multidisciplinary teams, and closer working relationships that deliver effective solutions.

History and values

At Bates White, personal and professional integrity are paramount. When Charles Bates, Hal White, and three other economists founded the firm in 1999, they wanted a firm that would empower and respect individuals, trust their judgment, value diverse skills and perspectives, and share risks and rewards. The original Guiding Principles they set in place continue to drive the firm’s strategy, approach, and culture.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B)

The firm strives to provide a workplace where everyone is valued and included—a place where individuals feel they belong. It's through everyday interactions—with the support of our formal diversity and inclusion programs and networks—that we create a culture of belonging. Learn more about DEI&B at Bates White and our employee networks.

Giving back

At Bates White, employees drive our philanthropic efforts—whether it is through fundraising, volunteering, or providing expertise. Learn more.

  • 2023 CLC Corporate award

    For the sixth year in a row, the Children’s Law Center selected Bates White as its Corporate Champions for Children winner. Bates White has won the award every year since the award’s inception.

    Children's Law Center 2023 Corporate Champion for Children glass award
  • Bates White named on Management Consulted’s 2023 list of top consulting firms 

    Management Consulted named Bates White to its 2023 list of top consulting firms—just one of two firms specifically recognized in the economics and litigation consulting category.

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  • Washington Post Top Workplace for eight years

    Bates White has been recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for eight years in a row. The ranking is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey on factors like culture, direction, leadership, values, and work.

    Washington Post Top Workplace for eight years
  • Vault ranks Bates White's Summer Internship program in top 10

    Vault/Firsthand ranked Bates White's Summer Internship as #6 for consulting firms 2023. The firm also ranked high in several boutique categories: #4 for training and mentoring, #8 for quality of life, and #8 for data analytics.

    Vault/Firsthand award

Grow your career at Bates White 


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