Ralph has over 25 years of compensation-related experience as both a consultant and executive compensation attorney. He specializes in providing advice to Compensation Committees and members of senior management on compensation and governance issues, with a particular focus on companies in the technology and life sciences industries. In addition, Ralph has substantial experience with public offerings; having assisted numerous technology and life science companies as they transition from private company compensation structures to those of a newly public company.
Ralph has also provided advice as a consulting expert, and testified as an expert, on executive compensation issues in several lawsuits. He has also spoken before a number of professional, business and academic groups on a wide range of issues and corporate governance concerns relating to executive compensation.
Prior to joining Compensia, Ralph was a partner in the nationally recognized Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, one of the premier legal advisors to technology, life sciences and other growth enterprises worldwide. Ralph’s practice at WSGR focused on the representation of both private and public clients concerning executive compensation and employee benefit matters. Prior to his time at WSGR, Ralph had also been an executive compensation partner with DLA Piper in its San Diego office.
Ralph received a BA from California State University San Marcos, a JD from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and an LLM and Certificate in Employee Benefits from Georgetown University Law Center.