Irwin H. Warren

Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Irwin H. Warren

Irwin H. Warren

Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

Irwin H. Warren is a senior partner in the firm’s Securities Litigation practice. He has extensive experience in class actions and derivative suits, securities and other complex litigation, regulatory proceedings and internal investigations, as well as corporate governance, and professional ethics issues.

Mr. Warren has litigated complex cases in state and federal courts in more than twenty states. His nationwide trial and appellate practice has included representation of a wide range of US and international corporations and their directors, including Agnico-Eagle Mines, Arthur Andersen, Enron, General Motors, Health Management Associates, McGraw-Hill, LaBranche, Parmalat, Satyam Computer, and Tyco. Mr. Warren also frequently counsels US and foreign issuers, boards of directors and board committees, investment firms, and audit firms on disclosure, insider trading and other securities law issues, fiduciary duties and corporate governance, transactions, and in connection with internal and governmental investigations and cross-border regulatory proceedings.

Mr. Warren has written for numerous publications, including The Business Lawyer and New York Law Journal. He also has been a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics involving the securities laws, class action and derivative litigation, and professional ethics for the American Bar Association, The Canadian Institute, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and other organizations.

Mr. Warren currently co-chairs the ABA Section of Litigation’s Committee on Ethics and Professionalism and is the Section’s Liaison to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements. He previously has co-chaired the Section’s Committees on Class Actions and Derivative Suits and Securities Litigation, as well as the Section’s Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force and its Task Force on the Independent Lawyer. Mr. Warren also has co-chaired, and continues to serve on, the Section of Litigation’s Federal Practice Task Force, where he has had principal responsibility for numerous initiatives, including addressing the SEC’s proposed “up-the-ladder reporting” and “whistle-blower” rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as proposals by Congress and the judiciary regarding class actions and other Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Mr. Warren was chair of a Litigation Section task force that initiated study of and then developed judicial protocols (adopted by the ABA in 2011 as recommended “best practices”) for litigating simultaneous US-Canadian cross-border class actions. Mr. Warren also served as a member of the Council of the Section of Litigation, which is responsible for setting Section policy on issues affecting the legal profession.

Mr. Warren has long been recognized by industry and business media as a leading securities and corporate governance lawyer, including by The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers.

Mr. Warren twice has been a member of Weil’s Management Committee, and co-chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee. Mr. Warren holds a B.A. from Columbia College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Bar Admissions
New York State; US Court of Appeals 1st Cir.; US Court of Appeals 2nd Cir.; US Court of Appeals 3rd Cir.; US Court of Appeals 4th Cir.; US Court of Appeals 5th Cir.; US Court of Appeals 6th Cir.; US Court of Appeals 8th Cir.; Eastern District New York; Northern District New York; Southern District New York

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Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1974

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

B.A.
Class of 1971

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Co-Chair, Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force of the Section of Litigation
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Editor-in-Chief
Prior

Now in its fifty-second year, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is the second oldest student-run international law journal in the nation. The Journal was founded in 1961 by the late Wolfgang Friedmann, one of Columbia’s most renowned international law professors, and today it is the second most cited journal at Columbia. Writings that appear in the Journal are regularly cited by academics, practitioners and courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Recent surveys of prominent international law faculty have placed the Journal in the highest tier of international law journals, alongside its peer publications at Harvard and Yale. Each year the Journal publishes three issues, which contain articles by legal scholars and practitioners, student notes, book reviews and bibliographic materials. The Journal’s purpose is to provide the practicing bar and the academic community with insight into the evolving problems of an increasingly interdependent world.

Career History
Senior Partner
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Ethics Committee
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

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$25K - $50K
2013

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Political Donations
$2,500
2011

Partner at Snell & Wilmer LLP

$1,000
2009

Former Governor at Delaware Office of the Governor, Michael Castle

$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

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Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
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