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.
At Bates White, employees drive our philanthropic efforts—whether it is through fundraising, volunteering, or providing expertise. Learn more.
- Vault ranks BW #16 consulting firm overall
The firm also ranked highly on Vault’s lists of the best boutique and best economic consulting firms, and it was among the top 25 firms in all 12 categories.
- Bates White turns 25!
Celebrating 25 years of exceptional client service, a quality work experience, and employee-led philanthropy programs.
- Bates White named on Management Consulted’s list of top consulting firms
Management Consulted named Bates White to its list of top consulting firms—just one of two firms specifically recognized in the economics and litigation consulting category.
- 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.
- 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.
- Vault ranks BW #1 summer internship for consulting
Vault/Firsthand ranked Bates White's Summer Internship as the #1 program for consulting firms for the fourth time. Read more here.