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 broker-dealers on federal and state securities law issues, as well as the rules and policies of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other financial services industry regulators.
Mr. Rhatigan works regularly with financial services clients and industry organizations in their advocacy efforts to influence regulatory proposals through the administrative process, including commenting on rule proposals and challenging agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Rhatigan interned at the CFTC and the SEC, in the divisions of Market Oversight and Enforcement, respectively.
- 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
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