September 09, 2019 Council Members

Biographies

Arlena Barnes

Arlena Barnes was a senior attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration. The Bonneville Power Administration is a self-financing agency of the United States Department of Energy that markets and transmits hydroelectric and other power generated in the Pacific Northwest.

Arlena earned a B.A. from the University of Denver, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Marvin S.C. Dang

Marvin S.C. Dang is the managing member of Law Offices of Marvin S.C. Dang, LLC in Honolulu, Hawaii and has been a lawyer since 1978. He received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii. A former legislator in the Hawaii State House of Representatives, Marvin is now a registered lobbyist. His law firm is the largest creditors’ rights firm in Hawaii. His other practice areas include legislation, government relations, and real estate matters.

Marvin is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association's 60,000 member Senior Lawyers Division (2019-2020) after having served as the Division's Chair in 2018-2019. He's a member of the ABA Nominating Committee, a Minority Member-at-Large Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates, a member of the Council of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, and a former Commissioner of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. During the past 43 years beginning as a law student member of the ABA in 1976, Marvin has held leadership positions in various ABA Divisions: Law Student Division; Young Lawyers Division; Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division; and Senior Lawyers Division. Marvin is a member of the ABA President's Club and the ABA Society of Saratoga.

F. John Garza

John Garza is an Assistant Vice-President and Senior Counsel for AT&T where he currently supports the retail business sales and FirstNet sales organizations after roles supporting the company’s public policy and regulatory compliance organizations where his focus was consumer protections.

Before his corporate counsel role began almost 20 years ago, he was in private practice with several Dallas civil trail law firms.  Prior to private practice, John served as an intern for the Hon. Jack Hightower, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Texas in 1995.

John attained his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1995.  While in law school, he was named a DeAnda Scholar, served as an Editor to the South Texas Law Review, and elected National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s law student division in 1994.  John graduated from The University of Texas in 1989 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.

John has been an active member of the American Bar Association since 1995.  He has served in several ABA leadership positions including Chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession as well as the Young Lawyers Division’s Leadership Advisory Board and Executive Council, the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Long Range Planning Committee, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications, the ABA’s Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.  John currently serves as a Council Member of the Fund for Justice and Education.

Orlando Lucero

Orlando Lucero is the New Mexico State Underwriting Counsel for the Fidelity National Title Group.  Previously Orlando worked as New Mexico Underwriting Counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and as a commercial escrow officer at Stewart Title of Albuquerque and at First American Title Insurance Company. Before going into the title insurance business in 2003, Orlando was in private practice, primarily focusing on real estate and business transactions. Orlando attained his Bachelor’s from Stanford University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Orlando is known as “the Bow Tie Guy” for his exclusive wearing of bow ties. He is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and a frequent national and local speaker and writer on numerous topics related to real estate transactions, title insurance, and business entities. Orlando has been an Adjunct Professor at the UNM Anderson School of Business, where he has taught a commercial real estate course. 

Orlando has served on the ABA Board of Governors and currently serves as a Delegate to the House of Delegates from the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE). He has had many roles at the ABA and is a co-creator of the ABA’s “Llaves de mi Casa” (Keys to my House) video that provides information to first-time homebuyers in Spanish and English. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association. Orlando is an active member of the Albuquerque community, and his philanthropic interests focus on the arts and education.

Shenique A.  Moss

After graduating from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2006, Shenique A. Moss interned for the Internal Revenue Service researching taxation issues. She then joined the Michigan Department of Attorney General starting in the Revenue and Collections Division where she responded to formal complaints and represented the Treasury at hearings. Moving through the State Operations Division, she worked in its Finance Division as well. Most recently Shenique was the Assistant Commission Counsel for Wayne County. Shenique comes to the FJE Council with a wide breadth of bar-related experience as a former ABA Young Lawyers Division leader and chair of the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section.

James Pauli

James Pauli is new to the FJE Council in 2018.

Gregory Pemberton

Gregory Pemberton is a retired partner with the regional law firm, Ice Miller LLP.  His practice concentration was with healthcare entities in the corporate and regulatory areas and with tax-exempt organizations.  He is also an active board member serving on the American Cancer Society, Inc., the Indian State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, the Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc., the United Way of Central Indiana, and the Fund for Hoosier Excellence, Inc. boards of directors. 

When in town on the weekend, he can be found playing electric bass in the praise band of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.  He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his bride of forty-three years, Robin.  Their son, Braden, lives in Portland, Oregon where he serves as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at The Portland Montessori School.