A Banker's Guide to Banking Cannabis

Are you thinking about providing banking services to customers in the Cannabis Industry?

Do you want to know more about the state of the law, regulatory expectations and how to create an effective cannabis compliance program that matches the size and resources of your institution?

Treilant, in association with Luse Gorman, has created a one-day, free, seminar:  A Banker’s Guide to Banking the Cannabis Industry. The seminar is being led by leaders in this area and will answer these questions and more (see full agenda below).

Cannabis customers can and are being banked today and regardless of the size of your institution, you can prudently bank them as well. So, mark your calendar and plan to join us at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Group Rate: $349/night (Plus State and Local Taxes)

Book Your Hotel Accommodations for A Banker's Guide to Banking Cannabis  



RSVP to Melissa Pazornik at or (202) 875-4741.








Treliant Team

Ralph Fatigate

Ralph Fatigate

Managing Director

Ralph Fatigate is a Managing Director with Treliant. With more than 40 years' experience, Ralph has provided regulatory and investigative leadership in both government and advisory roles, with a focus on financial crimes compliance in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to joining Treliant, Ralph was a Managing Director at an international advisory firm, assisting foreign and domestic financial institutions with regulatory strategy.

He is the former Director of Financial Crimes and Investigations at the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). There, he was responsible for the examination process for state-regulated financial institutions subject to Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control (AML/BSA/OFAC) requirements. He also served as the Co-Director of the Frauds Investigations Division at the New York State Insurance Department and is the former Police Commissioner for the City of Mount Vernon, New York.

Soon after September 11, 2001, Ralph worked with federal law enforcement officials in Washington, DC, and assisted in the development of a data mining system that would help identify entities that were financially supporting terrorist-related activity. He is credited with coordinating and managing some of the largest money laundering investigations in the U.S. He has worked with local, state, and federal prosecutors on financial crime matters.

He worked alongside the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and state financial regulators throughout the U.S. In addition, he has experience working with foreign financial regulators and financial institutions around the world.

Ralph has been a speaker at numerous professional conferences and has provided training for domestic and international groups. He has also developed numerous training guides for managing reviews under the BSA and USA PATRIOT Act.

He also has experience in providing opinion testimony for grand jury proceedings on contested bank policies and procedures.

Ralph holds a BS in Finance/Risk Management from the State University of New York and a certification for banking law and regulation from Fordham University Law School.
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