About Us

Gupta Wessler PLLC is a 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.
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:
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) of 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 (a 2010 graduate of Harvard Law School, and now a principal) joined as the firm’s first associate, followed in 2013 by Peter Conti-Brown (a 2010 graduate of Stanford Law School, and now a professor at the University of Pennsylvania). Both Jon and Peter came to the firm immediately after completing federal appellate clerkships. Greg Beck, who now practices independently, also joined in 2012 as a partner and the firm was known as Gupta Beck PLLC.
In addition, two seasoned appellate advocates served as of counsel to the firm from its inception: Dick Rubin, a nationally prominent consumer appellate expert, and Brian Wolfman, who has taught Supreme Court and appellate advocacy at Georgetown, Stanford, and Harvard, and who previously served for 20 years as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group (the last five years as its director). Brian now runs the appellate immersion clinic at Georgetown.
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 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. The current fellows are Alexandria Twinem and Daniel Wilf-Townsend. 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 2016, the firm named Jonathan Taylor as a principal and welcomed another new principal, Rachel Bloomekatz, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer who previously argued  appeals and constitutional issues in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and served as Legal Director for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Rachel joined the firm from Jones Day’s Supreme Court and appellate group.
In 2017, the firm welcomed its newest lawyer, Joshua Matz, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and co-author with Laurence Tribe of Uncertain Justice: the Roberts Court and the Constitution.