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Bates Group Appoints Edward Longridge as Managing Director of Its Financial Crimes Practice


Bates Group LLC, the nation's leading consulting firm for the financial
industry, announces the appointment of Edward Longridge as Managing
Director of Bates' Financial Crimes practice. Based in New York City, Ed
brings nearly 20 years of distinguished experience as an Anti-Money
Laundering (AML) Compliance and Financial Crimes leader at major
multinational financial institutions.

Ed comes to Bates from Oppenheimer & Co., where he served as the Chief
AML Compliance Officer, responsible for managing the firm's AML,
Financial Crimes and Sanctions programs. Prior to Oppenheimer, Ed
oversaw Citibank's OneKYC program for Mexico and Latin America and
served as Head of AML Compliance for Deutsche Bank - Private Wealth
Management in New York, as well as on Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney
KYC/AML teams in London.

At Bates Group, Ed will lead the Financial Crimes team, providing AML
and regulatory response consulting, fraud investigations and forensic
accounting services, and white-collar crime consultation and testimony

"Ed brings unparalleled insight and understanding of the AML and
Financial Crimes space, which will benefit our clients tremendously. We
welcome Ed to Bates Group and to our Financial Crimes team," said
Jennifer Stout, President & CEO, Bates Group.

About Bates Group:

has been a trusted partner to our financial services clients and their
counsel for over 30 years, delivering superior quality and results on a
cost-effective basis. Voted a Best Securities Litigation Consulting Firm
by readers of the New York Law Journal and a 2017 NYLJ Hall of Fame
service provider, Bates Group provides end-to-end solutions throughout
the lifecycle of your legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. With a
roster of over 135 financial industry and regulatory experts, Bates
offers services in litigation consultation and testimony, regulatory and
internal investigations, AML and financial crimes, compliance solutions,
and damages consulting.

Bates' Financial
practice offers a valuable combination of industry and technical
expertise, providing the highest possible value to clients in the areas
of AML and internal investigations, AML remediation and compliance,
regulatory inquiries, fraud investigations, and white-collar crime
testimony support.

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