Marty Lorenzo | Candidate for Director

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 Marty Lorenzo

 Candidate for Director

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Candidate Statement

I seek to serve NAPABA and the APIA community as a Director on the NAPABA Board. I believe in the importance of NAPABA as the national voice for the APIA legal profession and the need for NAPABA to promote justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Islander Americans.

As a NAPABA Director, I hope to aid in NAPABA’s goal to foster professional development and community involvement among members of the APIA legal community and to Inspire and empower the next generation of APIA legal leaders. During my previous tenure on the Board, I helped to increase the number of affiliates and increase support for affiliates where the APIA legal community was not as visible. I will bring my experience from 30+ years in the Marine Corps and 20+ years in the legal profession to serve NAPABA, focusing on building connections between affiliates and further advancing NAPABA’s successful mentoring and professional development programs.

Our nation is at an historic inflection point as we address COVID, racial justice and an ever-widening divide among Americans. We are all in this storm together, but the strengths of our respective boats differ a great deal. And yet, I firmly believe that there is more that unites us than divides us. NAPABA is an important voice in uniting our community and our nation. I would be honored to serve as a NAPABA Director and humbly seek your support.

Candidate Bio

Marty Lorenzo is a business leader, an attorney, a Marine, an Adjunct Professor and a community servant. He is the Vice President Legal Affairs at Petco where he collaborates with other senior executives and heads of business units to develop and execute innovative, efficient and cost-effective strategies. He also sits on Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for emerging growth companies. He is a mission-oriented leader who leverages the skills and experience he has amassed from 30+ years in the United States Marine Corps and 20+ years in the legal profession to lead teams and accomplish their strategic vision.

Marty is a founding officer and member of the Executive Committee of the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE). He also serves as Secretary and Personnel Committee Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, he is a former Officer and an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and he is a Past President of the Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego.

Marty is a firm believer in work-life integration, he enjoys surfing and holding “board meetings” with other local business leaders, rock climbing while advising entrepreneurs how to reach new heights, and hiking while enjoying life’s journey with his family.



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NAPABA Affiliate Endorsements

Affiliate Name 
Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York 
National Filipino American Lawyers Association 
Asian American Bar Association of New York 
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley 


Individual Endorsements

*All work or organizational affiliations disclosed are for identification and disclosures purposes only, and do not constitute endorsements by those institutions. 

Name Company*
Vincent Gonzales Southern California Gas Company
Ireneo Reus III  The Reus Law Firm
Sandra Yamate   Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Alan Tse  Jones Lang LaSalle
Judy Lam  Maynard Cooper & Gayle LLP
Annette Kwok  Cronos Group Inc.
Jim Goh  Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Parkin Lee  New York, NY
Fiona Ong  Shawe Rosenthal LLP
Ruthe Ashley  American Canyon, CA
Danika Marshall  Golden, CO
Michael Yap Gen Mobile
Susan Moon  The Walt Disney Company
Kenzo Kawanabe  Davis Graham & Stubbs
Teddy KapurPachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Gary Yoshimura  Santa Barbara, CA
David Louie Kobayashi Sugita & Goda
Joseph Centeno  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Bruce Ishimatsu Ishimatsu Law Group P.C.
Sidney Kanzawa  ARC (Alternative Resolution Centers) LLC
Theodore Cheng  ADR Office of Theo Cheng LLC
Paul Hirose Perkins Coie LLP
Josephine Brosas Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Carlton Chen Kurien Ouellette LLC
Michele Lau McKesson Corporation
Michael Wu Madewell, Inc.
Christopher Javillonar Permobil, Inc.
Don Liu Target Corporation
Alice Truong Summit Law Group
Lee ChengMaschoff Brennan
Philip Nulud Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
John LaneyStoel Rives, LLP
Donna ChinDonna C. Chin, Esq.
Jeannie KimSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Andrew Villacastin Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
Brian SongBakerHostetler
Julia MarkleyPerkins Coie LLP
Rob VasquezEwa Beach, HI
Millicent Sanchez Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer
Kevin LynWomble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Noel ValesRobinson & Cole LLP

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