Managing Consultant, Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages & Financial Crimes
Leonore Ralston is a Managing Consultant in the Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages & Financial Crimes practice area at Bates Group, where she provides support to complex litigation matters 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 investigation and prevention. 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, a credential which denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection, and deterrence. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Bates Group is a provider of U.S. and global securities litigation support and regulatory consulting, financial institution compliance solutions, professional services in anti-money laundering and fraud investigations, and expert witness services in forensic accounting, business valuation, and commercial damages. 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.
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
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