James has practiced complex business litigation since 1984, focusing primarily on antitrust and unfair competition cases. Mr. Rob Noblin graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1983. He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1980. After graduating from law school, Mr. Noblin was a law clerk for the Honorable William A. Norris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1983 – 1984.
Mr. Noblin has tried over 10 cases to a jury as either the lead or a principal trial lawyer, including the six-week trial resulting in a verdict of over $ 70 million that was upheld in Image Tech. Services, Inc. v. Eastman Kodak Co., 125 F.3d 1195 (9th Cir. 1997). His other representative cases include: Newcal Indus., Inc. v. Ikon Office Solution, 513 F.3d 1038, 1043 (9th Cir. 2008) ABC Int’l Traders, Inc. v. Matsushita Elec. Corp., 14 Cal. 4th 1247, 931 P.2d 290 (1997); Knevelbaard Dairies v. Kraft Foods, Inc., 232 F.3d 979 (9th Cir. 2000) Brill Media Co., LLC v. TCW Group, Inc., 132 Cal. App. 4th 324, 33 Cal. Rptr. 3d 371 (2005); Proctor v. Vishay Intertechnology Inc., 584 F.3d 1208 (9th Cir. 2009); Am. Ad Mgmt., Inc. v. Gen. Tel. Co. of California, 190 F.3d 1051, 1053 (9th Cir. 1999) Consol. Credit Agency v. Equifax, Inc., CV-03-1229 CAS(CWX), 2005 WL 6218038 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 26, 2005); Hanson v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, 762 F. Supp. 2d 1201, 1209 (C.D. Cal. 2011); and Lori Rubinstein Physical Therapy, Inc. v. PTPN, Inc., 148 Cal. App. 4th 1130, 56 Cal. Rptr. 3d 351 (2007).
He also contributed to Chapter 20, California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, Revised Edition, published by the California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section and has published articles on antitrust topics, including United States v. AMR Corp. and Judicial Hostility Toward Predatory Pricing Cases, Antitrust Report (Jan. 2002); The Tumult in State Antitrust Law: Cel-Tech and the California Example in Little FTC Act Cases, Antitrust Report (June 1999); and The Confluence of Muddied Waters: Antitrust Consequential Damages and the Interplay of Proximate Cause, Antitrust Injury, Standing and Disaggregation, 13 St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary 145 (1998).