Noah SchottensteinSenior Attorney
Co-Leader, Private Funds Disputes
Noah Schottenstein is a former Trial Attorney with the US Department of Justice and a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. He is an experienced litigator who has represented the United States in over 25 different federal trial and appellate courts. He has also worked with senior government officials at all stages of enforcement matters, from investigations through trials, appeals, and at the US Supreme Court.
Noah started his legal career through the DOJ Honors Program in Washington DC. While there, Noah worked on the Mortgage Fraud Task Force, the US$25 billion National Mortgage Settlement, the National Mortgage Settlement Oversight Committee, SIGTARP oversight, and other investigations and litigation involving financial fraud, public integrity, and consumer protection matters of national importance. In handling these matters, Noah was routinely called upon to advise senior DOJ officials, supervise nationwide litigation efforts, and coordinate with representatives from other federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
As an Assistant United States Attorney, Noah was responsible for investigating and litigating matters including healthcare fraud under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law; regulatory enforcement actions; lawsuits filed against the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Administrative Procedure Act; and representing the interests of the United States and various federal agencies in bankruptcy litigation.
In private practice, Noah represents clients in litigation, investigations, regulatory compliance, and product development activities. His practice focuses on investment funds and financial services companies of all types, including blockchain and digital assets providers. In his government-facing practice, Noah advises clients on matters involving fraud and consumer protection matters, including unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP), consumer disclosures (TILA), mortgage lending (RESPA), payments (EFTA), and consumer lending and debt collection (ECOA, FDCPA). In addition, Noah represents clients in complex business disputes, with significant experience in matters involving restructuring, corporate governance, investment partnerships, and structured financial products.
Noah is a co-leader for the firm's Private Fund Disputes practice.
- Supervised nationwide, multi-district litigation against national banks and mortgage servicers that resulted in the US$25 billion National Mortgage Settlement
- Developed novel $1.2 billion Californiastate False Claims Act prosecution for governmental client
- Assisted with joint DOJ-FTC case asserting UDAP claims against Bank of America that resulted in a US$108 million settlement
- Advised senior government officials on civil enforcement actions against financial institutions for false claims and fraud on government sponsored entities
- Assisted with multi-agency fraud investigation into mortgage securitization practices
- Led multi-district health care fraud investigation concerning over US$100 million in claims by a provider group
- Assisted with False Claims Act case against a compounding pharmacy that resulted in US$22.5 million settlement
- Assisted with False Claims Act case against furniture importer for evading anti-dumping claims
- Prosecuted bankruptcy and investment fraud scheme targeting immigrant communities
- Assisted with multi-jurisdictional case against mortgage servicer for fraudulent endorsements of loan documents.
- Assisted with pension fund fraud investigations
- Represented the United States in numerous bankruptcy cases, including Solyndra, Lehman Brothers, AMR, Kodak, Yellowstone Club, and ASARCO
- Assisted the Office of the Solicitor General with over a dozen matters before the Supreme Court
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
- B.A., The Ohio State University
- "The FTX Bankruptcy: What Parties Can Expect," Practical Law Journal, January 2023
- Co-author, "Expert Q&A on the FTX Bankruptcy: What Parties Can Expect," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, December 8, 2022
- Presenter, "Cryptocurrency and Bankruptcy: What Lawyers Need to Know Now That "Crypto Winter" is Here," Practicing Law Institute, September 2022
- Presenter, "Using Third Parties: What to Watch for and What You Should Be Doing Now," DLA Piper Webinar, May 2022
- Presenter, "UDAAP Deep Dive: Emerging Issues and Trends for 2021," DLA Piper Webinar, July 2021
- Presenter, "Fair Lending Deep Dive," DLA Piper Webinar, June 2021
- Presenter, "Restructuring Boot Camp Part 2: Legal Principles and Ethics," Turnaround Management Association, May 2021
- Presenter, "Consumer Financial Services: Regulatory and Enforcement Trends for 2021," DLA Piper Webinar, April 2021
- Presenter, "Winter Storm Uri's Legal, Economic and Political Impact on the Texas Energy Market," DLA Piper Webinar, May 2021
- Presenter, "Legal & Operational Challenges of Servicing in the COVID Era," DLA Piper Webinar, November 2020