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 Actuate Corporation and H5, Inc. 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.
In addition to serving on numerous corporate boards, Ray has served on several nonprofit boards, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Crystal Springs Uplands School (Hillsborough, Calif.), Earthjustice, and KQED. 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.