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Balaji Lakshmanan is the Director of Bates White's Data Engineering team. He is an accomplished leader specializing in technical IT management. He has significant experience in building data applications, designing and administering scalable solutions, and implementing data analytics workflows. At Bates White, Mr. Lakshmanan leads a team of Data Engineers who primarily support all Big Data needs, including data infrastructure, cloud computing, data storage, and preparing technical documentation. Some of the key applications he manages include Databricks, RStudio, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache SOLR, and public cloud services such as AWS and Azure. He also leads Bates White’s artificial intelligence, generative AI, and large language model initiatives. He is also a key member of the Data Science Committee, where he provides strategic solutions and support to matters across the firm.

Prior to joining Bates White, Mr. Lakshmanan was Chief Data Architect at Northrop Grumman, where he was instrumental in designing and implementing data and analytic solutions in a multi-million-dollar funded project using Big Data applications and cloud services.


MBA, Management, Loyola University

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University

BE, Electronics Engineering, University of Madras

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