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Ronald J. KeatingDirector of Investigations

Boston Office

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Based in the firm’s Boston office, Ronald J. Keating is a fraud investigator and forensic accountant with nearly three decades of field experience, including 21 years as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Keating directs, manages and conducts complex financial investigations into fraud schemes. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner, FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator, and licensed Private Investigator, Mr. Keating joined the firm in 2008. He devotes his skills and energies to uncovering evidence of fraud, often non-public information obtained through interviews with former employees at suspect companies.


Mr. Keating served as a Special Agent in the FBI’s Boston office from 1979-1988 and again from 1995-2007. While with the Bureau, he directed all aspects of complex financial fraud investigations, including securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, financial institution fraud, financial statement fraud and economic crimes. Cases that Mr. Keating investigated in conjunction with federal and state regulators – including the Securities Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) – resulted in criminal penalties, multi-million-dollar settlements and asset forfeiture.


From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Keating served as Senior Special Investigator for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington D.C., where he directed investigations related to violations of federal money laundering, bank fraud and bank secrecy laws.


Mr. Keating became a CPA in 1979. He is a Massachusetts-licensed Private Investigator, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Keating was an adjunct faculty member of Southern New Hampshire University's Graduate School of Business, where he taught forensic accounting and fraud examination.


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