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Bates Group’s consulting and testifying experts have diverse backgrounds resulting in a wide variety of expertise. With all that diversity, they have one thing in common – they are all outstanding practitioners in their fields.

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The Bates team of consulting and testifying experts - and experienced big data and analytical professionals support arbitration, litigation, and enforcement matters, help with the complexities of internal investigations, assist in responding to and resolving regulatory investigations and examinations and prepare and assist in the implementation, review and enhancement of compliance and supervision programs and policies/procedures.

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Arbitrator Evaluator streamlines the arbitrator ranking and selection process, summarizing disclosure reports into one easy-to-read document.

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Recent News

Alert Update: SEC Mutual Fund Share Class Disclosures

Alert Update: SEC Mutual Fund Share Class Disclosures

The SEC Division of Enforcement announced a "Share Class Select Disclosure Initiative" intended to protect and reimburse investors from an adviser’s conflict of interest. The SEC initiative offers an incentive to advisers and associated entities to self-report conflicts of interest that are in violation of Investment Advisers Act (12b-1) fiduciary duties regarding fees collected on mutual fund share classes, when lower-cost share classes of the same fund were available. The deadline to conduct this analysis, address these issues, and self-report is Tuesday, June 12th – only seven weeks away.

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Alert: SEC Proposes “Regulation Best Interest”

Alert: SEC Proposes “Regulation Best Interest”

At an open meeting, the Securities Exchange Commission voted 4-1 to propose a set of rulemakings and interpretations designed to establish clear relationship standards between broker dealers and investment advisers and their retail clients. The SEC prescription comes on the heels of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate the Labor Department’s stricter “fiduciary duty rule” promulgated under the Obama administration.

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Bates Group Welcomes Our New Experts & Consultants

Bates Group Welcomes Our New Experts & Consultants

Bates Group is pleased to introduce our new experts and consultants: Michael Conn, Will Freebing, Mike Putetti and Art Sims.

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Bates Group has nearly 100 analysts, quantitative and substantive experts nationwide to help you with your securities litigation, regulatory, compliance, forensic and damages consulting needs

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Corporate Internal Investigations

Bates Group’s regulatory professionals conduct or participate in sensitive and complex regulatory and internal corporate investigations in the U.S. and throughout the world. 

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Insurance and Actuarial Litigation

Bates Group's Insurance and Actuarial practice is focused on providing cost effective solutions for your expert consulting and insurance and actuarial litigation needs.

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