Robert J. Bates, Jr. and Adam H. Fleischer Earn Repeat Top Honors in 2021 from Who’s Who Legal


Who’s Who Legal has named Robert J. Bates, Jr. and Adam H. Fleischer to its list of Insurance & Reinsurance Thought Leaders in 2021. The two are among only 47 lawyers in Illinois across all categories to be recognized by Who’s Who Legal.

Bates was further recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader for the fifth consecutive year and is one of only ten attorneys in the United States to receive this distinction for Insurance & Reinsurance.

Recognition for these prestigious honors from the independent, London-based publishing group are awarded to only a small group of top insurance and reinsurance attorneys around the world and earned through the nominations of peers, clients and industry sources.

Bates is widely regarded as one of the preeminent insurance and reinsurance lawyers in the nation. In addition to his Who’s Who Legal awards, he has received numerous industry and peer recognitions – including coveted rankings from Chambers, for his representation of national and international insurance companies in direct insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes.

Fleischer is acclaimed for being one of the country’s leading insurance coverage attorneys for his work in the areas of COVID-19 litigation, opioid litigation, malicious prosecution and sexual molestation coverage. He has earned recognition as a 2019 “Trailblazer” from the National Law Journal and GenX Notable Leader in the Law from Crain’s Chicago Business and is consistently recognized by Chambers for his work in insurance coverage.

BatesCarey and its attorneys are consistently recognized as leaders by the industry’s most prestigious ranking entities, including Chambers, the National Law Journal, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and others. Since 2004, the firm has earned the highest honor for insurance coverage in Illinois by Chambers USA, which is widely considered one of the legal industry’s most respected rankings systems.

For nearly two decades, Who’s Who Legal has identified leading practitioners based on comprehensive research results from both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. The rankings showcase the exceptional level of skills and professionalism these attorneys demonstrate when advising clients on significant and cutting-edge legal matters, as well as their ability to innovate and inspire. For more information about these rankings, visit Who’s Who Legal.