Ralph M. Fatigate

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New York City Office
The Empire State Building
350 5th Ave., 68th Floor
New York, NY 10118-0110
P: 212.736.1900
F: 212.629.3219

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Ralph is a principal in ParenteBeard’s Corporate Governance and Risk Management practice, and is based in the firm’s New York City office.

Ralph has more than 20 years of regulatory and investigative experience serving the financial institutions, securities and insurance industries. He is widely regarded as a leader in the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance advisory services field.

Ralph joined ParenteBeard from BDO Consulting, where he served as managing director and practice leader, overseeing the Financial Institutions practice which included Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Remediation, Regulatory Compliance, Financial Systems Technology 1441 Tax Remediation and Mortgage Fraud Investigations Units. Earlier in his career, Ralph was a partner at a compliance consulting firm, leading its Financial Services and Regulatory Risk practice. Prior to this position, Ralph was the associate director at an international consulting firm in the Business Risk division.

He was the former co-director of the Frauds Investigations Division at the New York State Insurance Department, and served as the former director of criminal investigations at the New York State Banking Department (NYSBD). Ralph’s experience as a former police commissioner for the City of Mount Vernon, New York was instrumental to him in the development of a data mining system used to identify terrorist-related financing through wire transfer systems during his tenure at the NYSBD.

Ralph’s expertise includes the development of numerous training guides for Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act reviews. In addition, he has experience providing opinion testimony on banking policies and procedures.


  • BS – Finance/Business Risk, State University of New York, Empire State College
  • Banking Laws & Regulations, Fordham University Law School

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankers Association
  • American Bar Association, Associate Member
  • New York State Chiefs of Police Association
  • Florida International Bankers Association
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Midtown Regulatory Group