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Bates Ranked Number One Insurance & Reinsurance Counsel in North America


BatesCarey partner, Robert J. Bates, Jr., has been ranked as the number one “Thought Leader” in North America by Who’s Who Legal.  Bob received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel, and other market sources.  Who’s Who describes “Thought Leaders” as “worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”  Partners Scott L. Carey, Mark G. Sheridan and Adam H. Fleischer also were honored by Who’s Who, making the BatesCarey team one of the top ranked coverage firms in the country.

“It takes great clients to make great coverage counsel, and we are grateful to our clients for helping us achieve this tremendous distinction,” Bob said. “As these awards are based on interviews with general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, it is a testament to the high-quality work provided by the entire BatesCarey team.”

Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law from more than 100 national jurisdictions. Nominees are selected based on comprehensive, independent research results from both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.  More at