Leonore Ralston, CFE

Leonore Ralston, CFE

Managing Consultant, Forensic Accounting

Leonore Ralston is Managing Consultant of Forensic Accounting in Bates Group’ Financial Crimes practice, 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 matters, including alleged FLSA and California wage-and-hour violations, breach of contract claims, lost profits and lost earnings claims, securities litigation, and fraud investigation and prevention. She has worked as both a consulting and testifying expert, and has led fraud investigations resulting in federal prosecution.

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 DZH Phillips LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Ralston is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, a credential which denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.



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