Mintz Levin Expands Corporate & Securities Practice in San Diego

12.03.2012 - San Diego, CA

U.S. Marine Corps Officer Marty B. Lorenzo Joins as Member

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. announced that Marty B. Lorenzo has joined the firm as a Member, expanding its Corporate & Securities Section in San Diego.  A Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, Mr. Lorenzo is the latest addition to the office, which has one of the largest concentrations of military veterans practicing law in the San Diego area.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Lorenzo has developed extensive experience assisting public and private emerging growth companies in domestic and international transactions involving private equity and venture capital financings as well as mergers and acquisitions.  His clients are in various industries including media, government contracting, telecommunications, software, information technology, semiconductors, life sciences, health care services, retail, hospitality and clean technology.  He regularly provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance, internal investigations, federal securities compliance, foreign corrupt practices and post-merger integration issues.  Mr. Lorenzo also frequently advises his international clients on issues related to expansion and consolidation projects, reorganization of assets, and cross-border business law matters.

“Like many members of our firm, Marty brings a long history of distinguished public and military service as well as an impressive legal track record,” said Eddie Wang Rodriguez, Managing Member of the firm’s San Diego office and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee.  “His experience handling complex and sophisticated transactions across a range of industries – in the U.S. and abroad – is an ideal complement to our transactional expertise in San Diego and throughout the firm.”

Mr. Lorenzo is well known for his strong commitment to civic and pro bono service– particularly in the areas of education and entrepreneurship.  He serves as outside General Counsel for the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  He also serves as a founder and co-chair of the Military and Veterans Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which advocates for the legal needs and interests of the Asian Pacific American community.  Additionally, he has been a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves for more than 24 years and is active in providing pro bono services to veterans and military families.  He has been a regular instructor for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV).

In 2011, The Daily Transcript named him to its list of San Diego County Top Attorneys in recognition of his corporate transactional practice.  In 2010, Mr. Lorenzo received the San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to Diversity Award. The Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego and the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego have honored him with the Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Lorenzo earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of San Diego.

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