Leonore Ralston, CFE, CAMS

Leonore Ralston, CFE, CAMS

Managing Consultant, Securities Litigation & Consulting


Leonore Ralston is a Managing Consultant in the Securities Litigation & Consulting practice area at Bates Group, where she provides support to complex litigation matters, pre-litigation preparation, and fraud investigations. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Ralston performs detailed analyses of financial evidence for various types of matters, including alleged FLSA and California wage-and-hour violations, breach of contract claims, lost profits and lost earnings claims, and fraud prevention and investigation. She has worked as both a consulting and testifying expert and has led fraud investigations resulting in federal prosecution. Ms. Ralston is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a credential which denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection, and deterrence. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Prior to joining Bates Group, Ms. Ralston was an Associate with OnPoint Analytics and served as Manager of the Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting team at one of the largest accounting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Leonore Ralston, CFE, CAMS

A Consultant and subject matter expert in these services:



Bates Group LLC, San Francisco, CA, Managing Consultant, November 2018 - Present

OnPoint Analytics, Emeryville, CA, Associate, 2016 - 2018

DZH Phillips LLP, San Francisco, CA, Manager Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Practice, 2013 - 2016

Hemming Morse, LLP, San Francisco, CA, Senior Associate Forensic Consulting Services Group, 2012 - 2013

Hemming Morse, Inc., San Francisco, CA, Associate, Forensic Consulting Services Group, 2007 - 2011


University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA, B.A., Philosophy, 2006


Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, 2021

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2015