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Dick Fraher, who joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1998, is responsible for all legal matters affecting the Retail Payments Office including all legal questions concerning Reserve Bank retail financial services such as checks, ACH or adjustments. Prior to becoming counsel for the Federal Reserve Bank, Fraher was responsible for all legal matters involving Check Relay and represented the Bank in a wide range of contracting matters, administrative proceedings and litigation. He was instrumental in the Thomas case, in which the Bank won a significant victory from the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Fraher was a senior attorney for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Fraher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wright State University, a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a doctor of law degree from Harvard University.