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Ralph Allen, Stroock’s Chief Operating Officer, is a legal industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in strategic planning and organizational oversight. Ralph focuses on ensuring efficiency, consistency and high standards in delivery of legal services to our clients.

Ralph has spent his career successfully reengineering delivery structures, culture, compensation systems, and governance models at major companies across multiple industries. Routinely moving beyond the confines of a role, Ralph has demonstrated a drive for market differentiation through initiatives spanning strategic planning, P&L management, customer satisfaction, cost reduction, process improvement, mergers and acquisitions, business development, HR, and information technology.

  • ExecRank: Top Private Company COOs, 2012
  • Co-author, “Law Firm Economics: Making Sense of the Dollars and Cents,” Law Marketing Association Annual Conference, May 2017
  • Speaker, "What's Ahead in the Legal Industry and What It Means For DEI," California Minority Counsel Program, January 20, 2022
  • M.B.A., Clark Atlanta University, 1997
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1990

Ralph Allen, Stroock’s Chief Operating Officer, is a legal industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in strategic planning and organizational oversight. Ralph focuses on ensuring efficiency, consistency and high standards in delivery of legal services to our clients.

Ralph has spent his career successfully reengineering delivery structures, culture, compensation systems, and governance models at major companies across multiple industries. Routinely moving beyond the confines of a role, Ralph has demonstrated a drive for market differentiation through initiatives spanning strategic planning, P&L management, customer satisfaction, cost reduction, process improvement, mergers and acquisitions, business development, HR, and information technology.

Honors & Awards

  • ExecRank: Top Private Company COOs, 2012

Publications

  • Co-author, “Law Firm Economics: Making Sense of the Dollars and Cents,” Law Marketing Association Annual Conference, May 2017

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, "What's Ahead in the Legal Industry and What It Means For DEI," California Minority Counsel Program, January 20, 2022

Education

  • M.B.A., Clark Atlanta University, 1997
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1990