WALTER W. NOSS graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1997. He received his Juris Doctorate with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 2000. Mr. Noss is a member of the California and Ohio Bars.
Since joining the Firm in April 2004, Mr. Noss has principally practiced complex litigation, including antitrust, securities, and shareholder derivative actions. Mr. Noss currently serves as one of the primary litigation counsel in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners LLC, No. 1:07-cv-12388-EFH (D. Mass.), a case challenging collusion in the private equity/LBO industry.
Mr. Noss has also successfully represented corporate opt-out clients in antitrust actions, including 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.).
Mr. Noss has successful federal civil jury trial experience. In April 2011, Mr. Noss served as lead trial counsel in Novak v. Gray, No. 8:09-cv-00880-RAL-TGW (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-DCN (N.D. Ohio), resulting in a $1.8 million dollar 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-KMO (N.D. Ohio 2006), a $34.5 million class action plaintiffs’ verdict.
Mr. Noss serves as the Firm’s managing partner for its San Diego office.