Walter W. Noss serves as the managing partner for Scott+Scott's San Diego office. He practices complex federal litigation with an emphasis on prosecuting antitrust actions on both a class-wide and individual, opt-out basis.
Currently, Mr. Noss represents class plaintiffs in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:13-cv-07789 (S.D.N.Y.), an action challenging collusion regarding foreign exchange rates, and Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Bank of America Corporation, No. 1:14-cv-07126 (S.D.N.Y.), an action challenging collusion regarding the setting of the ISDAfix benchmark interest rate.
Mr. Noss represented class plaintiffs in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners LLC, No. 1:07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.), a case challenging collusion among private equity firms. In Dahl, Mr. Noss served as one of the primary litigation counsel prosecuting the case, including deposing key managing directors, drafting dispositive motions, and arguing in court in opposition to defendants' summary judgment motions. The defendants in Dahl settled for $590.5 million.
Mr. Noss represented the indirect purchaser class plaintiffs in Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company, No. 2:12-cv-03824 (E.D. Pa.), a case challenging monopolistic conduct known as "product hopping" by the defendants. In Mylan, he was appointed sole lead counsel for the indirect class, and directed their prosecution and eventual settlement of the case for $8 million.
Mr. Noss also represents corporate opt-out clients in In re: Aluminum Warehousing Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2481 (S.D.N.Y.), a case challenging collusion regarding the spot metal price of physically-delivered aluminum. He has previously represented out-out clients in In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1648 (N.D. Cal.); In re Polychloroprene Rubber (CR) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1642 (D. Conn.); and In re Plastics Additives (No. II) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1684 (E.D. Pa.), which were cases involving price-fixing by horizontal competitors in the synthetic rubber industry.
Mr. Noss has experience successfully litigating in federal civil jury trials. In April 2011, Mr. Noss served as lead trial counsel in Novak v. Gray, No. 8:09-cv-00880 (M.D. Fla.), winning a $4.1 million jury verdict for breach of oral contract and fraudulent inducement. In December 2009, Mr. Noss served as plaintiffs' local counsel at trial in Lederman v. Popovich, No. 1:07-cv-00845 (N.D. Ohio), resulting in a $1.8 million jury verdict for plaintiffs on claims of breach of fiduciary duties, conversion, and unjust enrichment. In January and February 2006, Mr. Noss assisted the trial team for In re Scrap Metal Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:02-cv-0844 (N.D. Ohio 2006), resulting in a $34.5 million class action plaintiffs' verdict.
Mr. Noss graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1997 and with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 2000. He is a member of the California, New York, and Ohio Bars. Mr. Noss is also a member of the bars of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the Southern District of New York, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Prior to joining Scott+Scott in April 2004, he was an associate in the Cleveland, Ohio office of Jones Day.