Noah A. Levine


Levine, Noah A.

Noah Levine has a diverse litigation practice, focusing on litigation related to financial institutions, including defense of consumer class actions under federal banking statutes and antitrust laws, appellate litigation, complex commercial litigation and intellectual property. He joined the firm in 2002 and is a member of its Management Committee.

Mr. Levine’s litigation practice is divided between appellate and trial-level work. On the appellate side, he has prepared merits briefs, petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs before the US Supreme Court, and briefs before numerous federal appellate courts, in cases involving diverse matters including banking, securities, antitrust, intellectual property and constitutional matters. Mr. Levine has presented oral argument in cases involving banking, constitutional, commercial and intellectual property matters in the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Eighth, Ninth and Federal Circuits. On the trial-level side, Mr. Levine’s focus is on the representation of financial institutions in class-action and other complex commercial litigation. Mr. Levine’s trial-level work is diverse, and also covers intellectual property and constitutional matters.

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

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a "Rising Star” in the 2011 New York (Metro) edition of Super Lawyers for his work in the banking and appellate fields.

Publications & News


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.

February 16, 2011

Firm’s Pro Bono Work Supports Efforts to Expand Pool of Adoptive Parents

November 4, 2009

WilmerHale Attorneys Argue Nine Appellate Cases in 10 Days

November 4, 2009

WilmerHale Attorneys Argue Nine Appellate Cases in 10 Days

Recent Highlights

Mr. Levine is currently representing financial institutions in consumer credit class actions, state attorney general actions and a federal Administrative Procedure Act action. Mr. Levine also represented a client in securities litigation in the US Supreme Court last term, and again represents a client in securities litigation in the Supreme Court this term. Mr. Levine’s recent experience includes oral argument and victory in the Second Circuit on behalf of a financial institution client in a preemption matter, and victories in the Ninth Circuit and US Supreme Court for a financial institutions client in consumer credit class-action litigation.


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

AB, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1993

Bar Admissions

New York


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