Albert Bates Jr.
Albert helps clients resolve U.S. and international construction disputes, particularly in the areas of power generation, infrastructure, and heavy industrial process facilities. He also advises clients on project planning, project execution, and change management on large engineering, procurement, and construction projects. Albert has counseled clients on more than 15 mega-projects, including projects in the U.S. and internationally, and including projects in excess of $10 billion. He has acted as counsel on coal, gas-fired, solar, nuclear, biomass, and hydroelectric power generation projects; tunneling projects; chemical plants; pharmaceutical plants; steel mills; coke and coal byproduct plants; mass transit, bridge and highway projects; airports; mixed-use facilities; and sports and entertainment venues. In addition to serving as counsel in arbitration matters, Albert has served as an arbitrator or mediator on more than 150 U.S. and international construction and commercial disputes, including multiple matters with amounts exceeding $100 million USD. Albert is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and is a Certified Mediator by the International Mediation Institute. From 2008-2019, Albert served as a member of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution. In addition, Albert is honored to be an inaugural member of the AAA’s Mega-Project Construction Panel of Arbitrators. Chambers USA gave Albert a Band 1 rating in Construction. He is also recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Construction by The Legal 500 and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal, and the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers. Albert is a fellow in both the American College of Construction Lawyers and the International Academy of Construction Lawyers.