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 the head of the Business Trial Group. 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.
- 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
- Successfully defeated federal privacy claims in putative class action related to loss of customers' personally identifying information
- 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
Honors & Awards
Mr. Levine was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in 2016 for his dispute resolution and general commercial litigation practice.