Who’s Who Legal Bestows Top 2020 Honors on Robert J. Bates, Jr. and Adam H. Fleischer


Who’s Who Legal named Robert J. Bates, Jr. andAdam H. Fleischer to its 2020 list of Insurance & Reinsurance Thought Leaders. The two are among only 20 lawyers in Illinois and 100 attorneys in the US to be recognized by Who’s Who Legal. 

Bates was recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader for the fourth consecutive year and is one of only six attorneys in North America to receive this distinction in Insurance & Reinsurance.  

These esteemed recognitions from the independent, London-based publishing group are awarded to only a handful of 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 country. In addition to his Who’s Who Legal awards, he has received numerous industry and peer recognitions – including a Band 1 ranking from Chambers, for his representation of national and international insurance companies in direct insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes.  

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

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, see Who’s Who Legal.  

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 the legal industry’s most respected rankings system.