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Gupta Wessler PLLC is a national appellate, constitutional, and complex litigation boutique. We brief and argue high-stakes cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the country. We also pursue policy solutions in the nation’s capital. Through all of our efforts, we aim to help shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.


April 2017: Firm files Ninth Circuit brief on forced arbitration and privatized criminal justice / In amended complaint, new plaintiffs–an association of hundreds of restaurants and a hotel-event booker–join Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Donald Trump; Washington Post, New York Times; Huffington Post; New York Law Journal
March 2017: In victory for firm’s First Amendment challenge, Supreme Court holds that New York’s credit-card surcharge law regulates speech; NY Times, Washington Post, Law360 / Financial regulation & consumer protection scholars file brief in support of Consumer Bureau’s constitutionality / Firm files Supreme Court petition in Chevron-Ecuador case over $8 billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment / Matt Wessler argues before U.S. Supreme Court in health-insurance preemption case / On behalf of public health groups, firm files brief in support of Philadelphia’s soda tax / Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s prohibition on open carry of firearms, adopting firm’s historical analysis for Everytown
February 2017:  Deepak Gupta interviewed on Slate’s Amicus podcast / Bloomberg BNA highlights firm’s Supreme Court work / Fourth Circuit en banc upholds Maryland’s assault-weapons law; The Trace / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court reply for family of victim in cross-border shooting by U.S. border guard / Firm files First Circuit brief in appeal challenging Uber’s efforts to force riders into arbitration / Jonathan Taylor speaks at University of Virginia Law School on NFL and concussions / Deepak Gupta speaks at American Association for Justice convention on Supreme Court and regulatory litigation
January 2017: The National Law Journal profiles Gupta Wessler / Firm joins with constitutional scholars and ethics experts to file lawsuit against Trump over foreign emoluments; NY TimesNPRCNNMSNBC; Slate / Firm files FOIA request on Justice Department review of Trump executive orders / Firm wins Ninth Circuit appeal, argued by Jon Taylor, challenging fairness of class-action settlement; Recorder /  Court certifies class action challenging PACER fees for access to federal court records; Politico; Law360 / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief in health-insurance preemption case / Deepak Gupta argues before U.S. Supreme Court in First Amendment challenge to New York law that keeps consumers in the dark about credit-card swipe fees; NY TimesWall Street JournalAPBloomberg Law; Bloomberg View; Forbes; FiveThirtyEight / Deepak Gupta speaks at Yale Law School
December 2016: Ohio Supreme Court announces major victory for juvenile justice in case argued by Rachel Bloomekatz, holds functional life sentences for juveniles violate Eighth Amendment / Ninth Circuit upholds waiting period against Second Amendment challenge; concurrence adopts approach urged in firm’s brief for Everytown / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court merits brief for family of unarmed Mexican boy killed in cross-border shooting by U.S. border guard; a wide range of amici file in support (human rights groups, scholars, former border officials and police chiefs) / Non-profits’ lawsuit attacking PACER fees for access to court records is allowed to proceed / Firm briefs ERISA appeal on retroactive reduction of millions in retirement benefits
November 2016: On behalf of ten consumer and civil rights groups, firm urges full D.C. Circuit rehearing on constitutionality of Consumer Bureau’s structure / Firm files reply in support of U.S. Supreme Court petition in NFL concussion litigation / Wessler interviewed by New York Times on nationwide injunctions / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court merits brief in First Amendment challenge to law that keeps consumers in the dark about swipe fees; a wide range of amici file in support (consumer groups, retailers, scholars) / U.S. Supreme Court grants firm’s third case of the term, involving limits on federal preemption / Gupta speaks on future of access to courts: C-SPAN / Wessler and New Yorker writer McGrath run legal writing workshop / Victims of Flower Branch gas explosion file lawsuits seeking compensation / Firm files brief on behalf of American Association for Justice on new federal rule banning pre-dispute arbitration by nursing homes / Firm’s petition to U.S. Supreme Court in NFL concussion litigation is supported by 135 former NFL players, Public Citizen, and Brain Injury Association
October 2016: U.S. Supreme Court grants firm’s petition in cross-border shooting case, raising fundamental questions about the Constitution’s extraterritorial reach / On behalf of the National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and local-government groups, firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief on cities’ ability to sue under Fair Housing Act / Youth and environmental-justice groups settle lawsuit challenging oil drilling in Los Angeles / Deepak Gupta elected to the American Law Institute / Firm files cert petition and acquiesces to cert in health-insurance preemption cases
September 2016: U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear firm’s First Amendment challenge to state laws that keep consumers in the dark about the cost of credit cards; Bloomberg, Washington Post; Wall Street Journal; Nat’l Law Journal / Firm files Supreme Court petition in NFL concussion litigation; New York TimesAP; BNA / Gupta interviewed by BNA on appellate boutique practice / On behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety, firm files brief on “common use” and the Second Amendment; Washington Post / Gupta speaks at Yale Law School on “First Amendment Jurisprudence: What is Speech?” / Wessler speaks at ABA on Article III standing after Spokeo / Firm wins Sixth Circuit victory in appeal involving car dealer’s yo-yo scam / Gupta interviewed by National Law Journal on Supreme Court’s pro-corporate agenda
August 2016: On behalf of American Association for Justice, firm files brief supporting Labor Department rule on class-action bans in forced arbitration clauses; report in BNA / Firm files Fourth Circuit brief in major Fair Credit Reporting Act class action / Bloomberg and Consumerist report on firm’s Ninth Circuit appeal over novel debt-collection tactic: buying consumers’ collection-abuse claims at auction / In interview, Gupta discusses the “shifting mood” on forced arbitration / Court certifies class in dispute over $200 million in illegal IRS fees / Firm files reply in support of class certification of PACER fees case / Gupta argues Sixth Circuit appeal over car dealer’s “spot delivery” practices
July 2016: On behalf of Everytown, firm presents historical case for DC’s restrictions on public carrying of guns, and rebuts counterarguments by NRA and its allies / As appointed counsel for the district court, firm files brief on election-day order extending polls in Ohio presidential primary / Firm opposes dismissal of challenge to PACER fees / Firm wins decision denying effort to compel arbitration by private company that rents out prosecutor letterhead / Gupta recaps Supreme Court’s latest class action decisions
June 2016: In victory over Second Amendment challenge, en banc Ninth Circuit adopts our historical analysis of public-carry laws / In victory for the firm’s netroots clients, D.C. Circuit upholds FCC’s landmark net neutrality rule / Gupta speaks at ACS Supreme Court review / Firm files Supreme Court petition for health plans on causation in drug-fraud cases / Firm’s First Amendment challenge in Supreme Court is supported by consumer groups, retailers, libertarians, First Amendment scholars, and behavioral economics scholarsFirm weighs in, with Erwin Chemerinsky, on constitutional challenges to “Ag Gag” laws in Idaho and Utah / Firm files brief on standing after Spokeo in case against debt buyer; Bloomberg BNA / Firm releases resources for consumer advocates on Spokeo / Gupta speaks on guns at ACS nat’l convention / Gupta speaks on arbitration at CAP with Sen. Al Franken
May 2016: Firm files brief on behalf of eight public-health groups in major tobacco preemption caseRachel Bloomekatz is honored by the Children’s Defense Fund for her appellate work for juvenile justice / Firm files Supreme Court petition in First Amendment challenges to New York and Texas credit-card laws / Gupta testifies at New Mexico hearing in support of Consumer Bureau’s proposal to limit arbitration; ACSNat’l Law JournalThe Hill, Courthouse News
April 2016: Gupta speaks to American Law Institute on “Future of Aggregate Litigation” at NYU / Firm defends Maryland’s assault-weapons law before en banc Fourth Circuit / Firm challenges use of forced arbitration in privatized criminal justiceThree national non-profits file lawsuit attacking fees for access to federal court records (PACER); Nat’l Law Journal, Wall Street Journal, TechdirtArs Technica, ABA Journal, Bloomberg BNA, Courthouse News, AFJ press release / Firm files Ninth Circuit petition on application of Supreme Court’s Tyson Foods decision to California wage-and-hour class actions / Firm files D.C. Circuit brief focusing on consumer benefits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to combat climate change / Firm opposes oil industry’s attempt to intervene in environmental-justice challenge to oil drilling in Los Angeles
March 2016: Firm announces Rachel Bloomekatz and Jon Taylor as principals / Firm files response to Solicitor General in cross-border shooting case in Supreme Court / Citing “strong presentation from top flight counsel,” Ohio court rules for plaintiffs in voting-rights suit, clearing the way for 17-year-olds to vote in the presidential primary; coverage at APReutersBloomberg PoliticsColumbus DispatchWashington Post / Rachel Bloomekatz files suit in Ohio, seeking to secure the rights of eligible 17-year-olds to vote in presidential primary; coverage at APReuters10TV Columbus / Firm wins Alaska Supreme Court case, argued by Jon Taylor, on collection practices of foreclosure mills / Firm files Supreme Court brief for national consumer groups on reach of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
February 2016: Gupta discusses impact of Justice Scalia’s death in Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle / Firm files brief urging rehearing of decision on constitutionality of Maryland’s assault-weapons law / ABA Journal features firm’s First Amendment work / ACS publishes issue brief on forced arbitration and inequality by Gupta and former summer associate Lina Khan; publication coincides with speech by Consumer Bureau Director Cordray citing firm’s recent Fourth Circuit victory / Firm wins Fourth Circuit opinion declaring tribal arbitration scheme “unenforceable”; coverage by Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View; Bloomberg BNA / Gupta presents oral argument in defense of D.C.’s firearms restrictions against Second Amendment challenge / In Florida Supreme Court, firm files brief defending state’s gun laws
January 2016: Jon Taylor argues Ninth Circuit appeal over a novel jurisdictional issue in class actions / Firm files brief in appeal over California anti-SLAPP law’s public-interest exception  / In brief for Everytown for Gun Safety, firm mounts historical defense of DC’s public-carry restrictions / Firm successfully defeats Supreme Court petition seeking litigation immunity for debt collectors / Firm successfully challenges nationwide settlement with internet payday lender CashCall / Firm files lawsuit on behalf of Detroit artist seeking protection for landmark mural; press release; coverage at CityLab, Detroit Free Press,  Detroit NewsFox 2 DetroitCrain’s DetroitMichigan RadioAPDeadline Detroit, Curbed Detroit
December 2015: Gupta testifies opposite Newt Gingrich on CFPB data collection in U.S. House of Representatives / Wessler represents intervenors at hearing in South Dakota on nationwide settlement with internet payday lenderGupta argues major commercial-speech challenge to Texas law in Fifth Circuit / Wessler argues Fourth Circuit appeal challenging internet lender’s “tribal arbitration” scheme / Firm files Ninth Circuit brief in First Amendment challenge to California credit-card law / Firm files reply in case challenging auto dealer’s “yo-yo” scam
November 2015: Gupta argues appeal over NFL concussion settlement; APLaw360; Intelligencer / Firm wins First Amendment challenge to Florida’s credit-card surcharge law; press release; American BankerDaily Report; Tampa Business JournalReuters, Orlando Sentinel, ABA Journal, Courthouse News Service, Inside Sources / On behalf of youth groups, firm files environmental-justice challenge to oil drilling in Los Angeles neighborhoods; press release; L.A. Times; Reuters; Grist / Firm files brief for Governor of Montana in Supreme Court case on fate of public-sector unions / U.S. Supreme Court orders Solicitor General to respond to firm’s petition on behalf of Mexican teenager slain by border guard / Firm’s latest filing alerts Second Circuit to extraordinary new developments in the Chevron-Ecuador case; Wall Street Journal, VICE, and Courthouse News / Gupta previews Supreme Court’s argument on workers’ rights class action /  Firm files Supreme Court brief on debt collectors and litigation immunity
October 2015: Gupta quoted in front-page New York Times story on rise of forced arbitration / Gupta speaks at ABA’s National Institute on Class Actions in New Orleans / Firm files reply challenging internet lender’s “tribal arbitration” scheme / Gupta speaks at Yale Law School conference on law & inequality / In NFL concussion litigation, firm files reply for former players challenging global settlement / Firm files Supreme Court reply in cross-border shooting case / Firm files brief on extraterritorial reach of human trafficking laws in case of executed Nepali workers lured to work in Iraq
September 2015: Firm files brief surveying seven centuries of gun laws in defense of DC’s public-carry law / Firm argues that Supreme Court should dismiss major class-action case / Gupta previews Supreme Court’s class-action cases for Bloomberg / Firm files brief on relationship between firearms regulation and technological change / Firm files Supreme Court brief in whistleblower suit over defense-contractor fraud in Iraq / Canadian Supreme Court unanimously rules Ecuadorian victims may seek to enforce pollution judgment against Chevron / Gupta testifies on Dodd-Frank Act in U.S. House of Representatives / Firm files appeal on auto dealer “yo-yo” scam / Netroots groups support FCC’s net neutrality rule / Groups sue to overturn Wyoming’s new data censorship laws
August 2015: On behalf of former NFL players, firm challenges proposed global settlement of claims that the NFL hid the risk of concussions / Amicus briefs filed by the government of Mexicolaw professors, border groups, and human rights groups in support of the firm’s Supreme Court petition in cross-border shooting case / Firm files reply on appeal in First Amendment challenge to Texas surcharge law / Court strikes down Idaho “ag-gag” law, adopting arguments in firm’s brief for constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky
July 2015: Firm seeks Supreme Court review in cross-border shooting of unarmed Mexican teen by U.S. border patrol agent / Bloomberg profiles the firm as an “Appellate Boutique Going to Bat for the Little Guy” / Firm files letter to Tenth Circuit, arguing against deference to agency interpretations of preemption clauses / Gupta testifies before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on constitutionality of Dodd-Frank and Consumer Bureau / Wessler speaks on consumer class actions in Chicago / Firm announces that prominent public interest litigator Matt Wessler has joined as a named principal; report in Law360 / Firm wins a Third Circuit appeal on burdens of proof under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act / Firm announces opening for a one-year litigation fellowship starting in fall 2016 / The firm represents intervenors in support of FCC’s net neutrality rule / Wessler speaks on appellate advocacy at American Association for Justice in Montreal
June 2015: Justice Kennedy’s surprise opinion upholding Fair Housing Act disparate-impact liability adopts the firm’s historical analysis / Firm defeats Supreme Court petition on consumer arbitration / Gupta argues major commercial speech case before Eleventh Circuit; article in Daily Report / Firm challenges internet lender’s “tribal arbitration” scheme / En banc Ninth Circuit hears argument in key Second Amendment appeal  / Firm brings major commercial-speech appeal in Fifth Circuit, supported by national consumer groups, big retailers, and public interest groups / Gupta speaks on appellate advocacy at PLI seminar in New York
May 2015: Firm wins Supreme Court victory for workers’ rights, defeating trucking industry’s attempt to preempt century-old workplace protections / Firm files brief to the en banc Ninth Circuit, tracing gun regulation from 1300s England to the O.K. Corral / Firm defeats petition, filed by Paul Clement, on ascertainability doctrine / Firm files brief in Chevron-Ecuador appeal on implications of international treaty arbitration / Firm files brief for scholars supporting Financial Stability Oversight Council’s too-big-to-fail authority under Dodd-Frank
April 2015: Gupta argues opposite Ted Olson in Chevron-Ecuador case in defense of an $8.6 billion environmental judgment arising out of decades of oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest / Firm files brief on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety in Second Amendment challenge to California’s waiting period on firearms / Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy at Yale Law School and participates in roundtable on consumer arbitration / Gupta debates Andy Pincus on Article III standing at PLI in New York
March 2015: Firm wins major victory in First Amendment challenge to California’s credit-card surcharge law / Gupta quoted in front page New York Times article on how mandatory arbitration harms military servicemembers / Gupta argues major First Amendment commercial speech case before Second Circuit / Gupta speaks on appellate advocacy at consumer law conference / Conti-Brown testifies before Senate Banking Committee on Fed reform proposals /  Gupta speaks on a panel on “The Future of Class Actions” at New York City Bar / Conti-Brown debates Philadelphia Fed president at Brookings on Reserve Banks’ role in monetary policy
February 2015: Gupta argues Ninth Circuit appeal over constitutionality of California’s regulation of background-screening companies / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief for professors of bankruptcy law / Firm files Fourth Circuit brief on mortgage lender’s “use” of credit scores under Fair Credit Reporting Act / Gupta argues Eleventh Circuit appeal on “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
January 2015: Firm wins victory for Internet free speech: South Dakota court rejects bid by First Premier Bank for a gag order against the firm’s client, credit-card-comparison site Cardhub.com; report in the Wall Street Journal / U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Texas fair housing case, in which the firm represents Members of Congress; Gupta interviewed by Mother Jones / Firm defeats Fourth Circuit petition on Article III standing and wilfulness under Fair Credit Reporting Act / Firm weighs in, with constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, on free speech and equal protection challenge to Idaho’s “Ag Gag” law
December 2014: Gupta interviewed in Angeion’s “Leading Litigator” series / Firm files reply in case against Major League Baseball over Fair Labor Standards Act coverage / Firm files Supreme Court brief for Members of Congress in Texas housing case / Firm files appellate brief in constitutional challenge to Florida surcharge law, supported by national consumer groups and major retailers / Firm files Fourth Circuit brief on mortgage lender’s “use” of credit scores under Fair Credit Reporting Act / Firm files a class action against debt collectors that rent out prosecutor letterhead — the subject of a recent ABA ethics opinion and report in L.A. Times / Firm wins First Amendment case against the Florida Bar
November 2014: Gupta appears in Lost in the Fine Print, a new short film on the effects of forced arbitration / Firm files Second Circuit reply in Chevron v. Donziger appeal over $8 billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment / Deepak Gupta and Brian Wolfman present plenary session on appellate advocacy at National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference / Firm files brief in First Amendment challenge to California credit-card surcharge law
October 2014: Firm wins class-action judgment of $56 million for federal bankruptcy judges / Gupta argues First Amendment defense of Cardhub.com against First Premier Bank’s trademark suit in South Dakota / Gupta argues constitutional challenge to Texas credit-card surcharge law
September 2014: Rolling Stone reports on Chevron’s attempts to evade responsibility for oil pollution in Ecuador / Firm successfully defeats Experian’s Fourth Circuit petition for interlocutory review of class certification order, raising Article III standing issues/ Gupta argues Ninth Circuit wage-and-hour case for Deloitte & Touche audit employees; report at Law360 / Firm defends jury verdict in Third Circuit appeal over burden-shifting under FDCPA / Brian Wolfman, of counsel to the firm, joins Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic / CBS News reports on the firm’s First Amendment defense of Cardhub.com against First Premier Bank’s trademark suit
August 2014: Firm wins Fourth Circuit appeal on abusive collection practices / Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy to the Inner Circle of Advocates / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief opposing Spokeo’s petition on Article III standing in statutory-damages class actions / Firm files Second Circuit brief arguing that Major League Baseball is not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act / Firm mounts First Amendment defense of CardHub credit-card-comparison website against trademark infringement suit by First Premier Bank / Firm seeks summary judgment in First Amendment challenge to California’s no-surcharge law
July 2014: Firm wins major Ninth Circuit preemption victory, reversing a string of decisions finding California labor law preempted by federal transportation deregulation; report at San Francisco Chronicle / Firm files Second Circuit brief defending $8.6 Billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment in Chevron v. Donziger; reports at BusinessweekThe American Lawyer, and Wall Street Journal / Firm files a motion for preliminary injunction in First Amendment challenge to Texas no-surcharge law / Gupta interviewed by SCOTUSblog on Noel Canning‘s political consequences / Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy and other topics at the American Association for Justice annual convention in Baltimore / Firm files a class action against Bounceback, Inc. a for-profit debt collector that rents out the seal and letterhead of local prosecutors to collect debts through threats of criminal prosecution
June 2014: Firm files Second Circuit brief defending our victory in constitutional challenge to New York’s credit-card surcharge law, and summary-judgment briefing in parallel constitutional challenge in Florida / Gupta speaks at 10th annual class actions conference in Seattle
May 2014: Gupta speaks on “seeking and opposing discretionary review” at 2014 Appellate Advocacy Institute in New York / Firm files Eleventh Circuit brief on federal telemarketing law’s “prior express consent” requirement / Four judges on the Third Circuit dissent in response to the firm’s rehearing petition in Carrera v. Bayer, concerning the “ascertainability” requirement for class certification
April 2014: Firm files Second Circuit brief for former Congressman Patrick Kennedy on intent of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act / Gupta speaks at Georgetown Law symposium on “Making the Fine Print Fair”; report at Philadelphia Inquirer / Conti-Brown pens Politico article on “The Constitutional Crisis at the Fed” / Gupta argues Fourth Circuit consumer rights appeal in Charleston, South Carolina / Gupta speaks on mass claims in arbitration to the American Society for International Law & Institute for Transnational Arbitration in Washington, DC / Firm opposes Chevron’s $32 Million attorneys’ fees motion in Chevron v. Donziger / Gupta co-chairs Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York and Chicago
March 2014: Firm represents Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in Argentina bonds case in U.S. Supreme Court; Bloomberg / Firm associate Jon Taylor argues major consumer-rights appeal before the Alaska Supreme Court /Firm defeats banking industry’s petition for U.S. Supreme Court review of Article III standing in statutory-damages cases / Firm defeats billionaire’s U.S. Supreme Court plea to review personal liability in wage-and-hour class action / Firm files three simultaneous First Amendment challenges to the credit-card surcharge laws of Florida, Texas, and California; report at Bloomberg News; press release / Firm wins Eleventh Circuit appeal: Telephone Consumer Protection Act requires personal consent to receive cell-phone calls and allows consent to be revoked orally / Gupta issues statement in response to trial court’s decision in Chevron v. Donziger / Gupta argues Ninth Circuit appeal on federal preemption of state labor law; report in Daily Journal
February 2014: The firm files a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a New York billionaire’s plea to review a decision holding him personally liable as an employer for millions of dollars in wage-and-hour violations / The firm files a brief arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court shouldn’t take up the question of Article III standing in statutory damages cases / The firm files a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the extent to which life insurers act as ERISA fiduciaries when they send beneficiaries “checkbooks” instead of lump-sum payments / The firm files a brief in the Eleventh Circuit arguing that damages for violations of bankruptcy’s automatic stay belong to the individual injured rather than the estate
January 2014: The firm announces its representation of Steven Donziger in Chevron v. Donziger, the oil company’s RICO action against Ecuadorian rainforest communities & their advocates over a $9.5 billion judgment for pollution of the Amazon; files post-trial reply brief and motion to dismiss for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction; report in the Wall Street Journal / Firm wins appellate victory in Fourth Circuit: Federal law requires debt collectors to give consumers the right to oral disputes / Firm files Ninth Circuit brief in Cabral v. Supple, concerning consumer fraud class actions, the placebo effect, and behavioral economics; amicus briefs filed by AARP, Center for Science in the Public Interest and Consumer Attorneys of California
December 2013: Firm files First Amendment challenge to Florida’s restrictions on lawyer websites & social media; report at Bloomberg BNA / Conti-Brown speaks on Federal Reserve Board at GWU symposium / Firm files Eleventh Circuit brief on Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s “express consent” requirement / Firm files U.S. Supreme Court petition on timing of Truth in Lending Act suits
November 2013: Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy at Yale Law School / Gupta debates U.S. Senator David Vitter in New Orleans / Firm wins appellate victory in Second Circuit attorneys’ fees appeal / Gupta speaks on Supreme Court cases at NLJ Regulatory Summit / Rubin, Wolfman and Gupta speak on various topics at the National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference / Conti-Brown delivers lecture on the Federal Reserve at the U.S. Treasury / Arkush publishes essay on recess appointments in Harvard Law Review forum
October 2013: Firm obtains groundbreaking victory in First Amendment challenge to New York’s credit card surcharge law; reports at ReutersLaw360BloombergWall Street Journal, feature story at ABA Journal Firm represents Members of Congress before the U.S. Supreme Court in major civil rights case / Gupta argues appeal on consumer collection dispute rights before the Fourth Circuit / Firm files brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to reject online payday lender’s request to review Montana arbitration ruling / Gupta speaks at ABA conference on consumer finance in Baltimore / Gupta speaks on the U.S. Supreme Court at the 9th Annual Class Actions Conference
September 2013: Gupta to deliver lecture in Chicago sponsored by the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies: “Will Class Actions Survive the Roberts Court?” / Firm files Third Circuit rehearing petition seeking en banc review of a controversial decision on “ascertainability” in consumer products class actions / Firm files Ninth Circuit brief defending the constitutionality of California’s law regulating background-screening companies / Firm wins summary judgment in class action on behalf of federal bankruptcy judges in judicial-pay litigation
August 2013: Firm wins significant appellate victory on constitutional standing in statutory-damages cases; Eighth Circuit reverses dismissal of two consumer class actions / The firm successfully opposes a major class certification appeal in the Eleventh Circuit / The firm welcomes our newest lawyer, Peter Conti-Brown, who joins us from a clerkship on the D.C. Circuit / Gupta to speak on U.S. Supreme Court’s term in review at the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco
July 2013: In major appellate victory for the firm, the Second Circuit holds a New York billionaire personally liable to his workers for $3.5 Million in wage-and-hour violations committed by his company / Gupta to speak on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent civil rights and arbitration cases at American Association for Justice’s annual meeting in San Francisco / The firm’s brief to the Alaska Supreme Court argues that foreclosure mills are covered by federal consumer protections / Firm files Eleventh Circuit brief on federal telemarketing law’s consent requirement / Amicus briefs filed by national consumer groups and major retailers support the firm’s constitutional challenge to credit-card surcharge laws
June 2013: Gupta quoted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and on NPR’s Marketplace discussing the Supreme Court’s class-action jurisprudence / The firm represents the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in judicial-pay litigation / U.S. Supreme Court decides American Express v. Italian Colors, in which the firm served as counsel for respondents; Gupta quoted in Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal  / The firm files a constitutional challenge to New York’s law on credit-card surcharges; reports in Law360, Bloomberg, Consumer Affairs, N.Y. Post / Gupta speaks at Federalist Society’s “Executive Branch Review” conference; report at Legal Times
May 2013: Gupta co-chairs PLI’s Consumer Financial Services Institute in Chicago / Gupta argues before the Eighth Circuit in Omaha over whether consumers have Article III standing to seek statutory damages for notice violations / U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in Zinni v. Convergent Outsourcing, in which firm filed the successful brief in opposition for the respondent
April 2013: Gupta quoted on NPR’s Marketplace and Talking Points Memo discussing the impact on the CFPB of the constitutional controversy over President Obama’s recess appointments / Firm files supplemental U.S. Supreme Court brief on impact of Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk / U.S. Supreme Court decides McBurney v. Young; Gupta quoted in Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Mother Jones, Law360, Bloomberg U.S. Law Week, and Freedom of Information News / Gupta speaks at 46th Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Conference in Seattle / Gupta files Fourth Circuit brief in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act appeal / Gupta files Second Circuit brief in fees appeal / Gupta co-chairs 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York / Gupta speaks on civil rights and lending at the American Bar Association / Gupta files reply in the Ninth Circuit in Brady v. Deloitte, a wage-and-hour class action appeal
March 2013: Firm files brief in opposition in the U.S. Supreme Court in Zinni v. Convergent, concerning whether unaccepted settlement offers deprive courts of Article III jurisdiction / Gupta debates former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray over the new consumer bureau’s constitutionality at Georgetown Law / Gupta speaks on Supreme Court and discretionary appellate review at PLI Appellate Advocacy 2013, New York / Firm files comments in the Tennessee Supreme Court on behalf of the Tennessee First Amendment Society, raising constitutional objections to proposed commercial speech restrictions
February 2013: Gupta argues before the U.S. Supreme Court in McBurney v. Young, a constitutional challenge to Virginia’s citizens-only public records law: transcript, audio, Washington Post recap / U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Amex v. Italian Colors, a case concerning the arbitration of complex antitrust disputes, in which Gupta represents the respondents
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