Noah J. Kaufman counsels clients in appellate, antitrust, and general litigation matters. He works with clients across a variety of sectors, including higher education, life sciences, retail, automotive, and non-profit. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Noah served as a law clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire, and the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Before serving as a law clerk, Noah worked for several years as an associate at a Boston-based international law firm, where he practiced corporate law.
Noah maintains an active pro bono practice. He regularly represents survivors of domestic violence in trial and appellate proceedings against their abusers, and was recently recognized with a Morgan Lewis pro bono award for his work with survivors of violence.
While working at his prior law firm, Noah taught legal research and writing as a member of the adjunct faculty at both Northeastern University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School. During law school, he served as chair of the Student Bar Association and worked as an intern at Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco.
CollegeNET v. The Common Application, Inc. – Represented The Common Application, a non-profit organization committed to access to higher education, in appellate proceedings before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the US Supreme Court in connection with an antitrust lawsuit brought by a for-profit rival.
Pierce v. Association of American Medical Colleges – Representing the Association of American Medical Colleges, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania to defend a lawsuit challenging admissions policies and decisions.
Federal Trade Commission v. Shire ViroPharma Inc. – Secured dismissal of antitrust claims brought by the FTC against a life sciences company for purported sham petitioning before the Food and Drug Administration; currently defending the decision on appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Emerald Capital Advisors v. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG – Representing BMW in connection with a commercial dispute brought by the bankruptcy trustee to Fisker Automotive.
Anderson v. Aramark Management Services – Represented Aramark in securing dismissal of a lawsuit involving antitrust and employment claims.
Northeastern University School of Law, 2010, J.D.
Tufts University, 2007, B.A., magna cum laude
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Clerkship to Judge Norman H. Stahl of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2015 - 2016)
Clerkship to Judge Landya B. McCafferty and Judge Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr. of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire (2014 - 2015)
Clerkship to Chief Judge William E. Smith of the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island (2013 - 2014)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017, 2018)
Morgan Lewis Pro Bono Award (2018)
Member, Public Interest Leadership Program of the Boston Bar Association (2018–2019)