Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. is president and chief executive officer of Samurai Surfer LLC, a private investment and consulting company, and is a board member of PMI Group, Inc., Keynote Systems, Inc., Actuate Corporation and H5 Technologies. He retired in November 1996 as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Oracle Corporation after serving as its chief legal counsel for more than a decade. Before joining Oracle Corporation in 1986, Ray specialized in antitrust and complex litigation with various law firms in San Francisco. He also taught professional responsibility, trial practice, and legal writing and research at Hastings College of the Law. After retiring from Oracle Corporation, Ray co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the top-rated intellectual property program in the United States, and served as its executive director for two years. He was the 2001-02 chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law.
Ray served as a mediator and arbitrator and as an expert witness in software, Internet and other technology-related disputes and published two books in the field, Surfing the Law and Technology Tsunami (American Bar Association 2001) and Negotiating and Drafting Software Consulting Agreements (Glasser LegalWorks 1996). He has spoken frequently on issues related to diversity in the legal profession and has been recognized for his work with minority communities. He served on the California Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts (1992-96) and on the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession (2000-03) and the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession (2005-08).
Ray has served on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the Computer Law Association, Crystal Springs Uplands School (Hillsborough, Calif.), Earthjustice, KQED, and The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute. He co-founded and served as president of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California.
Ray was born in the Philippines and received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.