Ralf is currently Head of Legal and Rights as well as authorized representative at the large German publishing house Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur (VDK), a subsidiary of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

Apart from that the he gives lectures at inter alia the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart and at the Mediacampus Frankfurt.

Previously the lawyer and publishing house sales assistant worked at CMS and for several years in Holtzbrinck's group legal department, working with publishers as well as the tech subsidiaries, getting familiar with their way of working. In the group legal team he got familiar to work with Kanban and other approaches.

As head of legal of VDK he is now continuing the tradition to use methods unfamiliar to lawyers – such as Design Thinking - for the inhouse-legal work.