About Us

Gupta Wessler PLLC is a national litigation boutique with a focus on the representation of plaintiffs and public-interest clients in appeals and complex cases. We handle high-stakes controversies in the U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the country, approaching each matter with a fresh perspective, a bird’s-eye view of the law, and a creative and strategic sense of how to frame the issues for success. The firm maintains offices in Washington, DC, Boston, and San Francisco.
We’re specialists in the art of advocacy: Our practice is limited to Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. But we’re generalists when it comes to subject matter: we brief and argue a broad range of issues, from class actions and consumers’ and workers’ rights to administrative law and constitutional issues of every stripe. Our litigation is complemented by progressive public policy work in areas including civil justice and regulatory policy.
In all of our efforts, we work closely with leading trial counsel, scholars, policy experts, and advocacy groups to shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.

Click here for a selection of press about the firm:
2020 Appellate Advocacy Awards to the Attorneys in Two U.S. Supreme Court Cases
D.C. Boutique Gupta Wessler Adds a San Francisco Office, Feb. 18, 2020
Supreme Court Boutique Gupta Wessler Looks to Take On Big Tech, Bloomberg Law, Feb. 6, 2020
Chambers USA rankings cite our “impressive work,” “terrific briefs,” and “incredible” oral advocacy
Class Taps Appellate Hot Shot Gupta for Dish Network Appeal, Bloomberg Law, Dec. 18, 2018
Deepak Gupta Gets Call to Argue Position Trump’s DOJ Abandoned, National Law Journal, Nov. 6, 2018
Lawyer in CFPB Fight Is Frequent Trump Foe, Bloomberg Law, Nov. 28, 2017
The ‘Damn Good’ Lawyer Squaring Off Against Trump, Law360 In Depth, Nov. 6, 2017
Maybe Not an ‘Anti-Trump Firm,’ but Still Suing the White House Often, The National Law Journal, Aug. 22, 2017
Boutiques Elbow Out Space at SCOTUS, Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 17, 2017
Small D.C. Law Firm Maps Offense, Defense Plays Against Trump, The American Lawyer, Jan. 23, 2017
Boutique Firm Gupta Wessler Takes on Heavy SCOTUS Load, Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 6, 2017
Why Do Top Attorneys Stay at Boutique Firms?, Bloomberg, Sept. 22, 2016
Appellate Boutique Going to Bat for the ‘Little Guy,’ Bloomberg BNA Law Week, July 21, 2015
Prominent Appellate Atty Joins Gupta Firm As Named Partner, Law360, July 15, 2015

Firm History. The firm was founded in the spring of 2012 by Deepak Gupta, following his stint as the first appellate lawyer (under now-Senator Elizabeth Warren) at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he launched the new agency’s amicus program, defended its regulations in court, and worked with the Office of the Solicitor General on Supreme Court cases. Deepak previously spent seven years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where his practice focused on Supreme Court and appellate litigation, consumer justice, and class actions.
In the fall of 2012, Jonathan Taylor joined the firm as its first associate, having worked with Deepak as a fellow at Public Citizen and following his federal appellate clerkship. Jon is now a principal of the firm. Greg Beck, a former colleague of Deepak’s at Public Citizen, also joined the firm in 2012, after it which it was known as Gupta Beck PLLC. After a hiatus of several years, Greg now practices as Of Counsel to the firm.
In the summer of 2015, the firm was renamed Gupta Wessler PLLC when Matt Wessler joined the firm as a named principal following six years at Public Justice, where he spearheaded that organization’s focus on Supreme Court litigation. Matt previously practiced at the Washington law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP and as a member of Obama for America’s election litigation team, where he handled important litigation on behalf of the Obama presidential campaign.
In 2015, the firm also created a one-year litigation fellowship for new attorneys. The first fellow, Neil Sawhney, joined in the fall of 2015, between his judicial clerkships with Marsha Berzon of the Ninth Circuit and Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court, and rejoined the firm as an Associate following a stint at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Our current fellow is Lark Turner, who is joining the firm between her clerkships on the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals. Each year, the firm also regularly hires two or three exceptional law students as summer associates. Detailed information on the fellowship and summer programs is available here.
In 2020, the firm announced announce its new San Francisco office, headed by Jennifer Bennett, an accomplished Supreme Court and appellate advocate who joined the firm from Public Justice, along with associate and former fellow Neil Sawhney. Around the same time, the firm also announced that Peter Romer-Friedman joined to firm to launch a new civil rights and class actions practice designed to complement and expand on the firm’s core appellate work.