Ralph represents clients in state and federal court, as well as private arbitration proceedings. In thirty years of practice, he has appeared in cases involving commercial disputes, antitrust claims, trademark infringement claims, employment issues, health care overpayment, and shareholder disputes.
Ralph represents health care providers, including doctors, pharmacists, drug distributors, and repackagers before numerous federal and state regulatory bodies, Medicaid and other third-party payor audits, Medicaid fraud investigations, and administrative hearings. Ralph also represents doctors in negotiations with health service organizations.
A member of the Section Counsel of the Antitrust Section of the OSBA, Ralph counsels clients on antitrust issues, including distribution arrangements, pricing, and Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification. He also represents clients in antitrust litigation.
Ralph is experienced in international business issues arising in several other areas of the law. In the healthcare area, Ralph has advised international medical products companies on U.S. licensing and reimbursement issues.In the antitrust area, Ralph has worked with U.S. and European companies in coordinating responses to antitrust investigations in the U.S. and Europe. Additionally, he has provided antitrust advice, including advice on Hart-Scott-Rodino, to companies involved in cross-border acquisitions.