For more than 35 years, Ralph has represented a wide range of clients — including public and private companies, the officers and directors who serve them, financial institutions, broker-dealers and their associated persons, and accounting firms and their affiliates — before the various U.S. securities regulatory authorities.
He is distinguished among his peers in matters involving public and private company capital formation, securities offerings, regulatory inquiries and enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, securities litigation, and corporate finance and governance matters. Ralph has particular experience helping clients form Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) or “blank check companies.”
He regularly appears before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FINRA, the NYSE, Nasdaq and other securities exchanges on behalf of issuers, broker-dealers, underwriters and placement agents, representing them in capital market transactions, regulatory matters, listing qualification and de-listing proceedings, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, class action and derivative litigation.
Ralph represents special litigation and audit committees, corporations and individuals involved in control contests, SEC, FINRA and stock exchange investigations and enforcement proceedings, securities class action and derivative litigation. He routinely represents issuers in complex recapitalizations, reorganizations, and capital formation transactions, both private and public, and he has substantial experience in the representation of multinational corporations in the United States.
Ralph brings his many years of experience and a broad depth of practice in corporate and securities law to help his clients resolve complex problems and realize substantial opportunities.
Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Ralph served as chair of the global securities practice group in the Washington, D.C., office of an international law firm.