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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 progressive 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 appellate victories. These include a ruling rejecting immunity in a challenge to cities’ use of jail to coerce poor people into paying fines; rulings rejecting the use of forced arbitration in the contexts of mobile apps, privatized criminal justice and tribal internet lending; 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 also proud to be standing up to the Trump Administration on a range of issues–including prosecuting two cases concerning Donald Trump’s violation of the Emoluments Clauses, in collaboration with CREW and the Attorneys General of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
In 2017, our firm completed a winning term in the U.S. Supreme Court. We were counsel of record in three merits cases and prevailed in two, securing certiorari and reversal for our clients. The American Lawyer and Bloomberg profiled our advocacy. 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 of Slate. We also prevailed in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, a First Amendment case in which 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: 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 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 our 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 PACER fees for access to federal court records.