My latest cases against Walgreens and Uber show how big business has convinced most employees not to stand up for themselves — and the importance of choosing to do new things to get to new places in life

For the past two years my law firm has been representing California…


Big businesses and business people threaten and file lawsuits all the time, recognizing the lawsuit for what it is — a mechanism for getting what you’re entitled to (or might be). California employees sue their employers all the time, often for wages, sometimes for discrimination, sexual harassment, etc. But usually…


The Lure of Equity Compensation

For decades startups have offered equity to lure talentat below market salarieswith the promise of future wealth. During the dot.com boom that began in 1995 and peaked in March 2000, the Nasdaq Composite stock market index rose by 440% closing at…


Just one more way equity incentives often aren’t worth what employees were led to believe, but this time employees have a remedy.

In May 2019 Uber Technologies, Inc. finally went public in an $8 billion IPO. The $45 per share IPO price valued the company at $82.4 billion. Uber delivered…

Ray E. Gallo

Ray Gallo is a California lawyer, entrepreneur, and investor, a retired skydiver, and a meditator.

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