Son of Indian immigrants says his background lends itself to AAPI’s goals of advocating for economic equity and civil rights
The AAPI Victory Alliance, which works to build Asian American and Pacific Islander political power in the US has named three new Board members, including Indian American attorney Previn Warren.
Joining him are Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and Jennifer Chau, executive director of the Arizona Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander for Equity Coalition.
A member of Motley Rice’s office in Washington, DC, Warren’s “practice is focused on leveling the playing field between individuals and corporations,” AAPI said in a press release.
“He has won multiple significant victories on behalf of recording artists. As a result of those cases, rights holders have received hundreds of millions more in royalties from satellite and internet radio services.”
He was named one of Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers (2022), a DC Rising Star by The National Law Journal (2019), and a Rising Star by the South Asian Bar Association of North America (2019).
“I am proud to be working alongside such a passionate group of leaders dedicated to uplifting AAPI communities,” Warren stated. “My background in litigation and political advocacy lends itself to the organization’s goals of advocating for economic equity and civil rights.”
“AAPI Victory Alliance is proud to welcome three new board members to our team,” AAPI Victory Alliance Executive Director Varun Nikore stated. “Our board is comprised of AAPI leaders who are dedicated to growing the political power of AAPIs across the nation by advocating for the issues our communities care about most.”
“Adding these three board members who have committed their time and effort to uplifting our communities, displays their commitment towards the mission of our organization. We can’t wait to work with Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Previn Warren, and Jennifer Chau in engaging the AAPI electorate in the midterms and beyond.”
Prior to his time at Motley Rice LLC, Warren worked as a partner at a large corporate firm in Washington, DC He completed a judicial clerkship with Merrick Garland, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit from 2012 to 2013. He also worked as an enforcement attorney and senior advisor to the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2011 to 2012.
Born in California to parents who emigrated from India, Warren graduated from Harvard Law School in June 2011 and from Harvard College in 2004.
His honors thesis on the philosophy of Jurgen Habermas and Charles Peirce received the prestigious Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize. While an undergraduate, Warren co-founded a student advocacy group championing progressive causes and co-edited a book about youth civic engagement after 9/11.
For five years, he also played bass guitar in a Brooklyn-based rock trio, The States.
Warren’s work in politics includes serving as counsel to the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg, and serving as a criminal justice policy advisor for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration.
Earlier in his career, Previn served as an investigator for the Federal Defenders of New York, assisting prisoners in seeking reductions to their sentences.
Warren lives with his wife and two sons in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC.