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Albert Bates

  • Partner
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • 500 Grant St.
    Suite 5000
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
  • Email:
  • Phone: (412) 454-5884
  • Cell: 412.656.1149
  • Company Phone: (412) 454-5884
  • Fax: 866.400.7971


  • Undergraduate: B.A., Political Science and Economics Washington & Jefferson College 1983
  • Graduate: M.B.A. Vanderbilt University, Owen School 1987
  • Law School: J.D. Vanderbilt University School of Law 1987

Career History

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
    – Partner, 2016 – Present
  • Duane Morris LLP
    – Partner, 2007-2016
  • Reed Smith LLP
    – Partner, 2000-2007
  • Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
    – Shareholder, 1995 to 2000
    – Associate, 1993 to 1994
  • Eckert Seaman Cherin & Mellott, LLC
    – Associate, 1987-1993


Albert “Albee” Bates is a Partner in the Construction Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, focusing on the resolution of disputes on large U.S. and international construction projects. He has significant experience with megaprojects, EPC projects and alternative project delivery systems, particularly in power generation, infrastructure and heavy industrial process facilities.  Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton in April of 2016, Mr. Bates was the Chair of the Construction Group at Duane Morris LLP.

Mr. Bates serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution, is Chair of the its Practice Committee, and is a former Chair of its National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee. In addition to his membership in the College, he is a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators among other professional and construction industry organizations.

Mr. Bates regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator on domestic and international construction disputes and has served as a neutral on more than 150 occasions, including multiple matters in which the amount in controversy exceeded $100 million.

His complete CV is available at

Professional Activities

His complete CV is available at

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

A  listing of Representative Cases and Selected Publications Speaking Engagements is available at


Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1995

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