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Charles E. Bates is a founding member of Bates White. Dr. Bates specializes in the application of statistics and computer modeling to large complex litigation matters requiring novel quantitative solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience and has testified in a variety of forums including the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Federal Bankruptcy Court, United States Tax Court, California Supreme Court, and arbitration hearings.

Dr. Bates is the leading expert on methods of asbestos-liability forecasting. He has maintained an ongoing research program on improving asbestos liability estimates. He is regularly retained on asbestos liability matters by insurance companies, corporations, and financial creditors’ committees in federal bankruptcy proceedings. Dr. Bates has published papers on the trends and developments in the asbestos litigation environment and often speaks on these topics at national and international forums.


PhD, Economics, University of Rochester

MA, Economics, University of Rochester

BA, Economics and Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

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