Robert J. Rhatigan


Robert J. Rhatigan


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, United States of America 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3329 | +1 202 261 3333


Robert J. Rhatigan focuses his practice on financial services regulation, including financial institutions and broker-dealer regulation, registered funds and private funds.

Mr. Rhatigan advises registered funds and their boards and investment advisers on a variety of operational, compliance and disclosure matters. He also is actively engaged in the firm’s banking and financial institutions practice before the Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, NCUA, NY Department of Financial Services and the SEC. He works with large non-bank financial holding companies as well as banks, broker-dealers and asset managers on matters arising under the Dodd-Frank and Bank Holding Company Acts. He has significant experience guiding clients through conformance with the Volcker Rule and systemic risk regulation. He also has experience with a variety of transactional, regulatory and enforcement issues related to national and state chartered banks and credit unions, as well as government sponsored entities.

Mr. Rhatigan also advises financial institutions and asset managers on all areas related to compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and related FinCEN anti-money laundering regulations.

  • Marymount University, B.B.A., 2004
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., Securities Law Certificate, 2012, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
Speaking Engagements
  • Money Market Funds – Managing Stress — Dechert LLP, Webinar (March 24, 2020)
  • AML Risk in Asset Management — FIRMA 2019 National Training Conference, Orlando, FL (May 5-9, 2019)

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  • Anti-Money Laundering Update — Annual Joint ACAMS/ACFE/FIRMA Seminar, Philadelphia, PA (March 01, 2019)
  • Law Enforcement and Regulatory Considerations Regarding Virtual Currency and Blockchain —  FinTech and Cybersecurity Law Seminar class at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Arlington, VA (February 19, 2019)
  • Volcker Rule 2.0: Legislative Changes and Regulatory Proposals — Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 18, 2018)
  • Volcker Rule Update — Dechert LLP, Videoconference (December 8, 2014)