Previn Warren is an experienced litigator who helps companies protect their valuable intellectual property, defend against consumer class actions, and navigate complex mediations and arbitrations. He works with a wide array of clients ranging from auto manufacturers and record labels to tech companies and hotel chains.
Mr. Warren has litigated numerous copyright cases on behalf of the music industry. In 2017, he was a core part of the trial team that successfully represented the digital performance rights group SoundExchange in a significant rate-setting proceeding. That proceeding resulted in a 41% increase—the largest ever—in the royalty rate that Sirius XM owes to SoundExchange. In another litigation engagement for SoundExchange, Mr. Warren and team achieved a settlement requiring Sirius XM to pay $150 million in unpaid royalties for performing sound recordings on its satellite radio service. Mr. Warren has been a principal litigator on other matters representing the Recording Industry Association of America and the major record labels in copyright infringement lawsuits.
Mr. Warren has represented Nissan North America in numerous matters in both state and federal court. Among other engagements, Mr. Warren played a major role in defending Nissan in a significant trade secrets lawsuit, defeating a motion to enjoin Nissan’s development of two cutting-edge electric vehicles. In 2018, he led a team defeating a putative class action against Nissan concerning disclosures in its vehicle service contracts. In addition, he was the lead associate on a team that represented Marriott International in a restrictive covenants case, successfully defeating a motion to enjoin Marriott’s $14 billion merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
In 2019, Mr. Warren was named a “DC Rising Star” by The National Law Journal and a “Rising Star” by the South Asian Bar Association of North America.
Embracing the firm’s commitment to service, Mr. Warren maintains an active pro bono practice, representing prisoners whose constitutional rights have been violated. Mr. Warren has argued appeals on behalf of prisoners before the U.S.Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Warren joined Jenner & Block in 2012 after clerking for Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C Circuit. Prior to clerking, Mr. Warren served as an enforcement attorney and as a senior advisor to Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the latter role, Mr. Warren was responsible for providing Director Cordray with legal, policy and strategic advice concerning the bureau’s regulatory and enforcement activities. Mr. Warren has previously worked as an investigator for the Federal Defenders of New York, as well as a policy advisor on criminal justice and poverty issues in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Mr. Warren graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as articles co-chair for the Harvard Law Review and earned the Sears Prize for highest grades in his second year. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.