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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.

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Gupta Wessler has “staked a name for itself” as the nation’s “premier plaintiffs-side appellate firm.” — Law 360

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In recent months, our firm has secured a string of major appellate victories. These include a landmark ruling on the use of forced arbitration in privatized criminal justice; a First Amendment victory over a statute that keeps people in the dark about the cost of credit cards; and a decision rejecting debt collectors’ novel tactic of purchasing consumers’ claims out from under them at auctions on the courthouse steps.
We’re proud to be prosecuting two cases against Donald Trump under the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses, in collaboration with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia. And, in English v. Trump, we’re contesting the controversial appointment of Mick Mulvaney to head the independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in violation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
In 2017, we completed a winning term for our firm in the U.S. Supreme Court. We were counsel of record in three merits cases and prevailed in two, successfully securing certiorari and reversal for our clients. The American Lawyer and Bloomberg profiled our advocacy before the Court. Fewer than a handful of big corporate firms surpassed our record, and no boutique firm had more wins.
We won a narrow victory for the family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot by a border guard. Reversing a 15-0 en banc decision in Hernández v. Mesa, the Justices rejected the officer’s hindsight-based immunity defense. Read our brief or listen to Deepak discuss the case with Dahlia Lithwick on Slate’s “Amicus” podcast. We also prevailed in our First Amendment challenge to laws that keep consumers in the dark about the cost of credit cards. Deepak argued Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman in January. Empirical SCOTUS ranked our brief the single most readable of the term.
In the lower courts, we racked up wins for consumers, workers, and other plaintiffs. A few recent examples: Jon Taylor argued and won an Eighth Circuit appeal from a multimillion-dollar products-liability trial; Rachel Bloomekatz argued and won a Fourth Circuit appeal defending a large jury verdict under the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and Matt Wessler successfully defended a $42 million class-action judgment in the Ninth Circuit. We also scored wins in ground-up cases, including a ruling that the IRS has illegally charged hundreds of millions of dollars to tax preparers and class certification in our challenge to fees for court records via PACER.