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Warren Loui
USC Gould School of Law

Warren Loui

Lecturer in Law

Direct Line: (818) 913-9625
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 18, 2022

Warren Loui is an operating partner at Talino Venture Labs, a global venture studio for inclusive fintech. He recently retired as a corporate partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he was a member of the firm's opinion committee and diversity committee and co-founder and co-chair of the Winston Asian Leadership Initiative. His 40-year legal practice focused on corporate finance, including corporate lending, securitization, and capital raising for emerging companies. He has extensive experience in acquisition financings (including what was then the largest leveraged buyout financing) and the automobile, entertainment, and crypto industries.

His work represented issuers or placement agents in securitizing assets in transactions valued up to $6.5 billion, including: collateralized debt obligations; automobile loans; automobile leases; dealer floor plan loans; and trade receivables. He represented the lead investor in some of the first securitizations of life settlements, charged off credit cards and non-performing loans; the issuer in the first securitization of electronic automobile receivables and the first securitization under the Federal Reserve Board’s Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility; and the issuer in securitizations of film and television receivables.

His work also included representing a public company in its global receivables financing program, as well as an investor in the first-round financing of Broadcom Corporation; a telecommunications company in its venture capital investments; a Broadway theater in the formation of a Chinese joint venture; formation and financing work for an NBA agent, an open-source software incubator and a digital bank; co-location and financing arrangements for a bitcoin mining company and an international company in its United States entertainment investments.

Loui was listed among the top 40 corporate dealmakers in Los Angeles in the January 2011 issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal, as an expert in securitization in the International Financial Law Review’s 1000 World’s Leading Lawyers, and as a Super Lawyer for banking by Super Lawyers.

Loui is a past chairman of the board of the Weingart Center, which operates a transitional housing and social services facility in downtown Los Angeles and is pursuing a number of permanent supportive housing developments.

He is also co-owner of Cardinal Rule winery, based in Sonoma, Calif.; an active angel investor, including as a member of Gaingels, an LGBTQIA+Allies private investment syndicate; and trained with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology blackjack team.

Loui earned his JD and MBA from Stanford University, where he was associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from MIT. Loui is admitted to the state bars of California and New York.


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