Ralph C. Martin, II

Ralph C. Martin, II

Ralph C. Martin, II is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Since 2011, he has served as the chief legal officer for the University, and has oversight of institutional master planning, compliance and risk management, city and public affairs, and institutional diversity. In his current capacity, Ralph serves on the 8 member Senior Leadership Team of Northeastern University, which directs the overall strategic direction of the University under the leadership of the President.

Before joining Northeastern, Ralph was the managing partner of the 275 lawyer Boston office of Bingham McCutchen, an 1100-lawyer international law firm.  Ralph has more than 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer and state and federal prosecutor. He practiced in the areas of corporate investigations, white collar defense and general civil litigation. Ralph was also the managing principal of Bingham Consulting Group, a firm subsidiary business that advises clients challenged by the legal, public policy and other complexities of multistate investigations by Attorneys General.

Ralph has served on several Boards, including serving for two years as Chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the region’s leading business advocacy group.

Ralph is also the former Suffolk County district attorney, having served as the elected prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop from 1992–2002. During his nearly 10 years in office, he was credited with helping to oversee substantial changes in the way law enforcement collaborated with other agencies to make dramatic improvements in crime prevention and prosecution. 


Office of the General Counsel
360 Huntington Avenue – 378 CP
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.373.2157
Fax: 617.373.8090
Email: r.martin@neu.edu