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Noah A. Levine

Partner

Levine, Noah A.

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, 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, consumer protection, data breach, privacy, intellectual property and constitutional matters.  

Mr. Levine joined the firm in 2002 and is an active member of its Management Committee. Prior to joining WilmerHale, 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.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Levine was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in 2016 for his dispute resolution and general commercial litigation practice.

Recent Highlights

Mr. Levine is currently representing clients in consumer class actions in federal trial courts involving a wide range of consumer issues. He also currently represents clients before the federal courts of appeals, including the Second and Ninth Circuits, in issues ranging from the enforceability of arbitration clauses in class actions to defending the merits of trial-level victories in class actions. In addition to the defense of significant data breach class action litigation and other privacy litigation, Mr. Levine's recent experience includes oral arguments and victories in both the Ninth and Second Circuits on behalf of a financial institution client in a significant class action and in an appeal of the district court's denial of class certification.

Publications & News

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June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

May 30, 2017

The National Law Journal Names WilmerHale Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year

The National Law Journal has named WilmerHale the 2017 Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year in the General Litigation category.

June 22, 2016

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

The guide's rankings are based on a series of criteria, including client feedback, interviews with private practice lawyers, and its own research.

May 20, 2016

Supreme Court Vacates Ninth Circuit Decision in Spokeo, Remands for Analysis of Concrete Harms

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Spokeo v. Robins, which posed the question of whether Article III standing requires a plaintiff to have a concrete injury when alleging a statutory violation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).

May 6, 2016

CFPB Releases Long-Awaited Proposal on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements to block consumer class actions.

November 13, 2015

Second Circuit Clarifies Common Legal Interest and Work Product Doctrines for Material Shared Among Transacting Parties

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that the “common interest” doctrine protects legal and tax liability analysis prepared for a client and subsequently shared with a consortium of banks providing financing for the client.

July 11, 2014

WilmerHale Achieves Pro Bono Victory for Domestic Violence Victim and Autistic Child

On July 8, 2014, WilmerHale achieved a significant victory for a pro bono client and domestic violence victim in a case described by the Second Circuit as involving “novel and significant issues” of “first impression” under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

December 27, 2013

Reasonable and Proportional: The Forgotten Concept in the Durbin Amendment

An article by Seth Waxman and Noah Levine, published in Banking Perspective, Vol. 1, Issue 1.

April 24, 2013

WilmerHale Attorneys File Amicus Brief to Affirm Ruling for Securities Investor Protection Corp. in Case of First Impression

February 22, 2013

At the Podium: When Reinhardt Gets to Play the 'Judicial Activist' Card

An article by Scott Graham, published in the February 22, 2013 edition of The Recorder, which discusses Partner Noah Levine’s representation in Pinon v. Bank of America before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Education

JD, Columbia University, 1997, Executive Managing Editor, Columbia Law Review

AB, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1993

Bar 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

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