• University of San Diego (JD)
  • University of San Diego (BA, cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Marty brings over 27 years of experience gained from the legal, business, and military fields to his work with Mintz Levin clients. His unique skill set combines the sound judgment of a proven legal advisor, the business outlook of an entrepreneur, and the strategic vision and mission accomplishment of a senior military professional.

Marty’s practice focuses on international business, corporate finance, and securities. He advises clients on a wide variety of business issues and strategic transactions, such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, international expansion, technology licensing, and corporate governance. Marty represents companies and investors from Asia and Europe seeking to access customers and capital markets in the United States as well as US companies expanding their reach overseas.

Marty has acted as outside general counsel on behalf of many emerging growth companies, for whom he has provided leadership on product development, human resource management, budget and finance matters, joint ventures, and intellectual property strategy. His work has spanned various technology fields, including the medical device, life sciences, health care services, clean energy, government contracting, software, information technology, semiconductor, and new media industries. Marty also has experience representing clients in the retail, finance, education, and hospitality sectors.

As a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and a combat veteran, Marty is proud to represent veteran-owned businesses and businesses that produce products and services that assist our military personnel and their families. During his military career, he has held various command and staff billets with units from Company to Expeditionary Force level.

Clients rely on Marty’s mix of leadership, business acumen, and legal experience to handle multidisciplinary matters that cross multiple jurisdictions — both domestically and internationally. He leads clients’ mergers and acquisition efforts and their capital formation transactions, manages public company reporting obligations, and advises boards of directors. He regularly provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance, internal investigations, federal securities compliance, foreign corrupt practices, and post-merger integration issues. In addition, Marty frequently advises his international clients on issues related to expansion and consolidation projects, reorganization of assets, and cross-border business law matters. He has represented emerging growth companies, public companies, investment banks, venture capital funds, private equity funds, serial entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives.

Marty’s extensive work in the community includes his current service as outside general counsel for the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, as a director on the alumni board of the University of San Diego School of Law, and as co-chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). He is also intimately involved in leadership development. In addition to mentoring and counseling entrepreneurs and executives, he volunteers his time to teach leadership skills to youth and students.

Marty is a past recipient of the Best Lawyers Under 40 Award and the Trailblazer Award from NAPABA, and the author of “Race-Conscious-Diversity Admissions Programs: Furthering a Compelling Interest,” which was published in the University of Michigan Law School Michigan Journal of Race & Law in 1997.

Representative Matters

Capital Markets

  • Represented a telecommunications company that is a foreign private issuer with ADRs listed on NYSE in a $1.1 billion capital return
  • Represented a public life sciences company in a $800 million exchange offer of convertible debt
  • Represented a diversified holdings company in a $104 million private placement of public equity
  • Represented a public life sciences company in a $500 million 144A convertible debt offering
  • Represented a software company in a $74 million initial public offering
  • Represented a chip design company in a $37 million initial public offering
  • Represented a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in a $15 million follow-on public offering

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented a government contractor in a $140 million public/private merger of companies providing classified services and software systems to the US Department of Defense and other government and nongovernment agencies
  • Represented a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in a $39 million public/public merger
  • Represented a public life sciences company in a $210 million sale of a private division
  • Represented a private restaurant franchisee in a $24 million asset sale to a public franchisor
  • Represented a life sciences company in a $1.9 billion public/public acquisition

Venture Capital

  • Represented a wireless Internet service provider in an $8 million Series A financing/debt conversion
  • Represented a fuel cell and backup power equipment manufacturer in a $25 million Series B financing
  • Represented a chip design company developing reconfigurable digital signal processor (rDSP) cores in a $6 million Series A financing

Recognitions & Awards

  • San Diego Business Journal: "Best of the Bar" (2014, 2015)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers: Business/Corporate (2015)
  • Trailblazer Award, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) (2011, 2015)
  • International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Leadership Award (2013)
  • San Diego Daily Transcript: "Top Attorneys" Corporate Transactional (2011, 2013)
  • Service to Diversity Award, San Diego County Bar Association (2010)
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, NAPABA (2007)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Co-Lead, U.S. Trade Delegation to the APEC SME Summit
  • Member, American Bar Association M&A Market Trends Subcommittee
  • Co-chair and co-founder, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee, NAPABA
  • General counsel, Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
  • Past president, Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego
  • Sustaining member, Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego
  • Lifetime member, Philippine American Bar Association, Los Angeles
  • Director, University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Board
  • Major, United States Marine Corps Reserve

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