Bates News - 01-02-19
Bates Group Promotes Benjamin Pappas to President
Benjamin R. Pappas has been promoted to President of Bates Group LLC, the leading expert witness and consulting firm for the financial services industry. Bates Group Chief Executive Officer Jennifer L. Stout made the announcement today.
“Ben, who has been Chief Operating Officer since 2015, has brought tremendous energy and commitment to Bates Group. In addition to being a key officer of the company, Ben has successfully led the expansion of our Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Compliance Consulting, and Institutional Litigation practices. The Board and I are eager for Ben to further expand his role and contributions at Bates,” said Stout.
Key responsibilities for Pappas will include executing the company’s overall strategic goals to drive continued growth and success, she said. “I look forward to working with Ben in his new capacity and believe he will provide great value in support of our firm initiatives.”
Pappas’ appointment became effective January 1st. He will continue to report to CEO Stout.
Before joining Bates Group, Pappas was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of D.A. Davidson Companies’ Equity Capital Markets business, where he was responsible for the implementation of strategic growth initiatives and the development of an annual financial budgeting and forecasting process. Pappas also previously worked as an equity research analyst and strategic planning analyst focused on the technology industry, after beginning his career as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.
Bates Group LLC has been a trusted partner to our financial services clients and their counsel for over 30 years, delivering superior quality and results on a cost-effective basis. Voted a Best Securities Litigation Consulting Firm by readers of the New York Law Journal and a 2017 NYLJ Hall of Fame service provider, Bates Group provides end-to-end solutions throughout the lifecycle of your legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. With a roster of over 165 financial industry and regulatory experts, Bates offers services in litigation consultation and testimony, regulatory and internal investigations, AML solutions and staffing, compliance solutions, forensic accounting, fraud and financial crimes investigations, damages and big data consulting. Bates is also proud to offer Arbitrator Evaluator™, a new generation of intelligent analytics for identifying and selecting the best arbitrators for your customer and intra-industry cases.