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Robert J. Bates, Jr. Ranked Among Top Five Insurance & Reinsurance Thought Leaders in North America


BatesCarey Founding Partner Robert J. Bates, Jr. has been ranked as a top five “Thought Leader” in North America by the London-based publishing group Who’s Who Legal for the second year in a row. This coveted distinction is earned through the nominations of peers, clients and industry sources.

Bob was lauded by his peers for his extraordinary knowledge in the insurance and reinsurance industry and was described as “a great trial lawyer” who “really knows his way around reinsurance matters.”   

This news comes on the heels of Bob and the firm being ranked as Band 1 in Chambers, a title both have earned each year for more than a decade.

Who’s Who Legal describes a “Thought Leader” 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.”

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