Chief Operating Officer, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Ralph Allen has more than 30 years of experience working in professional service organizations including law firms, consulting firms, and advertising and marketing communications firms. Ralph also has more than 20 years of experience in executive management, and, operations and finance positions. He has a proven and consistent track record of increasing sales, revenues, transforming and modernizing operations, and increasing profits.
As Chief Operating Officer at Allen Matkins, Ralph leads a team that is responsible for firm infrastructure, including information technology, marketing communications and public relations, business development and strategic pricing, human resources, legal and risk management, finance and accounting, and procurement and facilities, and administration of Partnership processes and protocols.
Before joining Allen Matkins, Ralph held several senior level positions, including Managing Director of Operations - The Americas at Squire Patton Boggs, Chief Operating Officer at Patton Boggs LLP, both Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Practice Group Operations at Howrey LLP.
Ralph is a Founding Board Member of the Western Legal Leadership Council. Ralph holds an M.B.A., with honors, from Clark Atlanta University School of Business and a Bachelor of Accountancy from George Washington University. He has also added to his experience and capabilities by attending two Harvard Business School courses, Global Strategic Management (2013) and Leading Professional Service Firms (2007).