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Noah A. Levine

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Noah Levine represents clients in a diverse range of litigation matters, including class actions and appeals. He has defended businesses in consumer class actions under federal banking statutes, life insurance statutes, federal and state consumer protection laws, and antitrust laws, and litigated data breach, privacy and other complex commercial matters. 

Mr. Levine's litigation practice is divided between appellate and trial work. On the appellate side, he has prepared merits briefs, petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs before the US Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate courts in cases involving arbitration, banking, constitutional, commercial, insurance, intellectual property and securities matters. Mr. Levine has presented oral argument in many of the same cases, in the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Eighth, Ninth and Federal Circuits. On the trial side, Mr. Levine frequently represents financial institutions in class actions and other complex commercial litigation involving banking, life insurance, consumer protection, data breach, privacy, intellectual property and constitutional matters.

Prior to joining WilmerHale in 2002, Mr. Levine was associated with a law firm in Seattle, Washington, and spent one year at the US Department of Justice as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General.

Experience

  • Class Actions

    • Representing financial institution in putative class action in bankruptcy court asserting discharge-injunction claims related to charged-off, sold credit card debts
    • Representing financial institution in putative class action asserting federal and state law claims related to the provision of debit cards for juror service payments
    • Successfully defeated class certification in Fair Housing Act matter brought against secondary-market purchaser of mortgage loans
    • Represented company in, and settled, putative class actions asserting various privacy and tort claims related to major cyberattack
    • Successfully defeated putative class action brought by merchant asserting contract-related claims related to payment processing services
    • Represented financial institution in, and settled, putative class action asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act related to use of consumer reports
    • Successfully defeated putative class actions asserting claims under the Truth in Lending Act and state contract law regarding repricing of credit card debt
    • Successfully defeated putative class action asserting state law claims related to allocation of credit card payments
    • Represented financial institution in, and settled, class action asserting state law claims related to provision of debit cards to prisoners upon release from prison
    • Represented life insurance company in ERISA action challenging revenue sharing
    • Successfully defeated federal privacy claims in putative class action related to loss of customers' personally identifying information
    • Successfully defeated improper sales practices claims in action against life insurance company
  • Appeals

    • Represented bank in appeal from denial of motion to compel arbitration in putative class action asserting discharge-injunction claims in federal bankruptcy court
    • Represented defendant trading firm in appeal from dismissal of claims under the Commodity Exchange Act
    • Successfully represented payment processor in appeal of decision dismissing merchant's putative class-action claims
    • Successfully represented life insurance company in certified class action involving state-law claims related to sales of indexed universal life insurance policies
    • Successfully represented secondary-market purchaser of mortgage loans in interlocutory appeal of district court decision denying certification of a class under Fair Housing Act
    • Successfully represented financial institution in appeal of decision granting motion to compel arbitration
    • Successfully represented national banks in appeal asserting putative class-action claims under the National Bank Act related to credit card late and overlimit fees

Recognition

  • Recognized by Chambers USA Guide in 2019–2024 for his work in financial services regulation and consumer finance litigation.
  • Named a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation in 2021, 2023 and 2024.
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in 2016 and 2018 for his dispute resolution and general commercial litigation practice.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Columbia University, 1997

      Executive Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review
    • AB, Dartmouth College, 1993

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, US Supreme Court, 1999 - 2000

    • The Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1997 - 1998

Credentials

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