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Bates White Economic Consulting

2001 K Street, NW
North Building, Suite 500
Washington, D.C., DC 20006
(202) 408-6110



With a strong reputation in economic and litigation consulting, Bates White is almost immune from the vagaries of the business cycle—a fact that has stood it in good stead over the past few years. Among consultants, the word most often used to describe the firm is “academic”—something that connotes both the type of work it does, and the fact that many of its senior employees are recruited directly out of PhD programs at top colleges. Known for training and development, this is a firm that will appeal to anyone seeking a top-tier econom...

Company Stats


Employer Type




101-500 Employees


Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50 North America


Major Departments/Practice Areas

Antitrust Litigation & Competition


Major Office Locations

Washington, DC


Employment Contact

Susie Chapman, Recruiting Manager (Full-time and internships)

Vault Verdict

As an economic and litigation consulting shop with an extremely strong reputation, Bates White is a firm that will be on the mind of anyone with an interest in a career in providing expert testimony. And with good reason: the company’s experts are sought after across a wide range of cases and project types. 

While the firm will provide all the training and mentoring required to help employees achieve that “expert” status, be advised that it likely won’t come quickly. Given the high-profile nature of many of its cases, this is a firm with a defined hierarchy, with paths to the top meticulously charted out over many years—with lots of due diligence-style project work along the way.

That’s not to imply that the firm is a difficult place to spe...

About the Company

Bates White is a mid-sized consultancy specializing in advanced economic, financial and econometric analysis. The company's professional staff-among them economists, econometricians, financial analysts, and IT specialists-help law firms, corporations, and government entities address complex matters that require sophisticated problem solving and deep empirical analysis.

Co-founders Charles Bates and Halbert White set the bar as high for excellence as they did for diversity. They created a culture where bright minds from diverse backgrounds work together to build strong, collaborative relationships with clients, within teams, and in the community." The firm is uniquely focused on the cultivation of diversity within its ranks. It regularly tests, implements, and evaluates initiatives aimed at the heterogeneous widening of the...

Employee Reviews

  • “A fantastic place to start your career. Interesting analytical work with bright people and outstanding mentorship!”

  • “Bates White has a reputation as a shop with hardworking individuals that have integrity in their analysis, which is not only rigorous, but also unpersuaded by client interference.”

  • “If you want a good work-life balance while learning cutting edge economic and data concepts working in complex legal industry cases, this is the right place for you.”

  • “The work environment is free of competition. Everyone is very collaborative and willing to help individuals at any level of the firm.”

  • “You will grow more in three years at Bates White than you did during your entire undergraduate experience. You will learn valuable technical skills and broaden your professional acumen.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “Bates White is seeking bright, analytical, and friendly people for the firm. The work we do is focused on data and how we can understand and analyze it to make strong conclusions. Naturally curious, intelligent people who are able to work well in teams would make great hires!”

  • “First round interview followed by a ‘fly back’. Candidates have a quantitative aptitude, are familiar with economic consulting, and demonstrate that they want to go into economic consulting.”

  • “My first-round interview consisted of 15 minutes of behavioral questions and a 30-minute case interview. My second round was a [4-hour] day of a mix of behavioral and case interviews. I received an acceptance phone call about two weeks after the second-round interview. The firm is seeking applicants with strong data analysis skills and the ability to solve new problems. It is also important to be organized and task-oriented, though the interview process did not assess these skills as much as the former.”

  • “Our hiring process is primarily conducted through the summer internship program.”

  • “We first review cover letters and resumes, then offer candidates a first-round interview. This is primarily a case interview, but it includes a behavioral portion. The second-round interview includes a longer case interview and multiple behavioral interviews. Applications have a chance to talk to everyone from Consultants to Partners in this process. I think we are looking for people who can show evidence of analytic reasoning, but also people who can add to our culture, which we value highly.”

Perks & Benefits

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