Events

May 5, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – Deepak Gupta speaks on class actions at the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference
May 5, 2o17 – Chicago, IL – Jon Taylor speaks at the Consumer Financial Services Institute
April 29, 2017 – Napa, CA – Deepak Gupta speaks at Northern District of California Judicial Conference
April 28, 2017 –  Irvine, CA – Deepak Gupta participates in UC Irvine’s Civil Justice Research Institute symposium, “Practitioners and Scholars in Dialogue: What do we know about the civil justice system?”
April 28, 2017 – Columbus, OH – At an annual awards ceremony, Rachel Bloomekatz received the Progressive Young Leadership Award from the American Constitution Society, bestowed “in honor of outstanding contributions made by an individual whose early commitment to upholding the fundamental values of the Constitution is an example to all that follow.”
April 27, 2017 – Atlantic City, NJ – Matt Wessler speaks on personal jurisdiction in mass tort litigation to the New Jersey Association for Justice’s Annual Convention
March 28, 2017 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks at a panel discussion, “Staying on the Rails: Direct Constitutional Checks on the President,” at Cardozo Law School’s Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Moderated by Kate Shaw.
March 28, 2017 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks on hot topics in consumer protection–including the constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau–at the annual Consumer Financial Services Institute
March 23, 2017 – Washington, DC – Matt Wessler speaks at an American Constitution Society panel on “Considering the Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court”
March 16, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Deepak Gupta debates Professor Steven Ware on forced arbitration at a symposium at Loyola Law School
March 13, 2017 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at an event on “Trump, Gorsuch, and the Concentration of Economic Power,” panel moderated by Sabeel Rahman with speech by Senator Amy Klobuchar, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC
February 10, 2017 – Charlottesville, VA – Jon Taylor speaks on panel on “The Future of Concussion Litigation in Professional Sports,” University of Virginia Law School
January 31, 2017 – New Haven, CT – Deepak Gupta co-teaches seminar on consumer law & arbitration with Myriam Gilles at Yale Law School
January 26, 2017 – New York, NY – Matt Wessler speaks to the New York Bar Association on efforts to curb forced arbitration through regulation
January 24, 2017 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta discusses “Foreign Influence and the Presidency” with Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz, and Caroline Frederickson, American Constitution Society
January 21, 2017 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks on the constitutional issues raised by Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest at the Lawyers for Good Government/Rise Above conference
December 7, 2016 – Washington, DC – Jon Taylor and Deepak Gupta participate in Second Amendment Litigation and Jurisprudence Conference, sponsored by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Gupta speaks on “the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court: Confirmation Politics and Jurisprudential Challenges in 2017 and Beyond”
November 18, 2016 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at the Federalist Society’s national convention on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Dodd-Frank Act
November 3-4, 2016 – Washington, DC – Matt Wessler, together with The New Yorker magazine staff writer Ben McGrath, presents an advanced workshop on effective legal writing at AAJ Headquarters
November 3, 2016 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks on a panel discussion, “The Future of Access to the Courts,” sponsored by the Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown University Law Center and the Constitutional Accountability Center
October 22, 2016 – Anaheim, CA – Deepak Gupta presents plenary session at the National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference on Article III standing after Spokeo
September 15, 2016 – New Haven, CT – Deepak Gupta speaks at Yale Law School, along with Dean Robert Post and Amanda Shanor, on “First Amendment Jurisprudence: What is Speech?” in honor of Constitution Day
August 15, 2016 – Cambridge, MA – Jon Taylor and Matt Wessler participate in Systemic Impact Litigation Retreat, sponsored by the Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School
July 21-25, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Rachel Bloomekatz, Jon Taylor, Matt Wessler, and Deepak Gupta participate in American Association for Justice Annual Convention
June 30, 2016 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at American Constitution Society’s annual Supreme Court Review, moderated by Tom Goldstein, at the National Press Club
June 24, 2016 – Cincinnati, OH – Matt Wessler speaks on “Positioning Reimursement Issues for Appeal” to the Kentucky Justice Association
June 10, 2016 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at American Constitution Society’s National Convention 2016 on “Shifts in Gun Politics, Policy and Constitutional Law”
June 8, 2106 – Arlington, VA – Deepak Gupta speaks on “First Amendment Issues in Consumer Payments: No Surcharge Rules and Content Discrimination” with Eugene Volokh and Ilya Shapiro at Annual Public Policy Institute on Financial Services Regulation
June 7, 2016 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at Center for American Progress program on “Reforming the Ripoff Clause: Why Access to Justice Matters for Accountability and the Economy” with Senator Al Franken, Rep. Don Beyer, and others
June 2, 2016 – Deepak Gupta speaks on “Spokeo and the Present and Future of Class Actions,” in a webinar at 1pm ET sponsored by Public Justice
June 1, 2016 – Deepak Gupta debates Andy Pincus on Article III standing after Spokeo in a webinar at 1pm ET sponsored by Practicing Law Institute
March 24, 2016 – Arlington, VA – Matt Wessler debates Kenneth Feinberg and Adam Schulman on “VW: Litigating a Corporate Legal Crisis,” at the Tenth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues at George Mason Law School
May 23, 2016 – Arlington, VA – Deepak Gupta speaks at lunch on Justice Scalia’s legacy at the Tenth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues at George Mason Law School, moderated by The Honorable Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
May 19, 2016 – Columbus, OH – Rachel Bloomekatz honored by the Children’s Defense Fund for her legal work on behalf of children
May 13, 2016 – Chicago, IL – Deepak Gupta speaks at Consumer Financial Services Institute
May 5, 2016 – Albuquerque, NM – Deepak Gupta speaks at Consumer Bureau field hearing announcing proposed rules on forced arbitration in consumer contracts
May 5, 2016 – San Juan, PR – Matt Wessler speaks on Supreme Court developments at Consumer Class Actions conference in Puerto Rico
April 12, 2016 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks at American Law Institute, “The Future of Aggregate Litigation,” at NYU School of Law
April 11, 2016 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks on forced arbitration at Columbia Law School
April 4-5, 2016 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks at the Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute
March 31, 2016 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta debates Alan Gura and Joyce Lee Malcolm on the Second Amendment at Georgetown Law
March 21, 2016 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks at Appellate Advocacy Seminar, Practicing Law Institute
March 11, 2016 – Washington, DC – Matt Wessler speaks on “VW: Litigating a Corporate Crisis,” a panel debate on class actions and mass resolution with Ken Feinberg and Ted Frank, at the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Civil Justice Caucus Academy, George Mason Law & Economics Center
February 27-March 1, 2016 – Boca Raton, FL – Matt Wessler speaks at the American Association for Justice Winter Convention
February 19, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – Deepak Gupta speaks on the Supreme Court at The Impact Fund Class Action Conference
January 29-30, 2016 – Stanford, CA – Deepak Gupta participates in Supreme Court at Midterm Conference, Stanford Law School
December 16, 2015 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta testifies opposite Newt Gingrich before the U.S. House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee, on CFPB data collection
October 17, 2015 – New Orleans, LA – Deepak Gupta speaks at ABA’s National Institute on Class Actions on appellate advocacy and the Supreme Court’s docket
October 17, 2015 – New Haven, CT – Deepak Gupta speaks at Yale Law School – Law & Inequality Conference, sponsored by the American Constitution Society
September 28, 2015 – Boston, MA – Matt Wessler previews Supreme Court class-action cases for the Boston Bar Association
September 17, 2015 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee, on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
September 16, 2015 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC on “Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy for the Little Guy”
July 27, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Matt Wessler speaks at the American Conference Institute’s 23rd National Conference on Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation
July 23, 2015 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
July 10-14, 2015 – Montreal, Canada – Matt Wessler speaks at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention:
  • “Positioning Cases for Strong Appeals” – July 12, Employment Rights Section/Wage & Hour Litigation Group
  • “Recent Appellate Issues in Insurance Law,” July 13, Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Group/Insurance Law Section
June 30, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Deepak Gupta speaks at panel discussion and film screening of Alliance for Justice’s Lost in the Fine Print
June 25, 2015 – Washington, DC – Firm co-hosts Public Citizen Gala honoring U.S. Rep. John Lewis
June 2, 2015 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks at PLI’s annual appellate advocacy seminar.
April 17, 2015 – Miami, FL – Deepak Gupta to present a “Supreme Court Review” at ABA’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law
April 8, 2015 – New Haven, CT – Deepak Gupta speaks at Yale Law School on plaintiffs-side appellate litigation and at a roundtable on consumer arbitration sponsored by the Center for the Study of Private Law
April 6-7, 2015 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta to speak at PLI’s Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute
March 27, 2015 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta to give keynote presentation at  symposium on arbitration at UDC Law School
March 13, 2015 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks on appellate advocacy, and Dick Rubin to speak on various topics at the National Consumer Law Center’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference
March 3, 2015 – Washington, DC – Peter Conti-Brown testifies before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on “Federal Reserve Accountability and Reform
March 3, 2015 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks on a panel on “The Future of Class Actions” with U.S. District Judge Denise Cote (S.D.N.Y.), Professor Sam Issacharoff (NYU Law), John Beisner (Skadden Arps), and Mark Califano (Senior VP for Litigation, American Express), sponsored by the New York City Bar, Federal Courts Committee
March 2, 2015 – Washington, DC – Peter Conti-Brown speaks on “The Fed in the 21st century: independence, governance, and accountability,” at the Brookings Institution. Peter will argue that the role of the presidents of the regional Federal Reserve Banks in making monetary policy is both unconstitutional and unjustified. Charles Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Fed, will respond. Other speakers include former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, former House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, Viral Acharya (NYU), Jeremy Stein (Harvard Business School), Ruth Porat (CFO of Morgan Stanley), and Sarah Binker (Brookings/Georgetown).
November 6-9, 2014 – Tampa, FL – Deepak Gupta, Brian Wolfman, and Dick Rubin speak on appellate advocacy and other topics at the annual National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference
October 9, 2014 – Washington, DCDC Premiere of “Lost in the Fine Print,” a short documentary on forced arbitration by the Alliance for Justice. Deepak Gupta, featured in the film, will speak at the premiere along with Nan Aron (president of the Alliance for Justice) Linda Lipsen (CEO of the American Association for Justice) and Julianna Forlano (host and creator, Pacifica Radio’s Julianna Forlano Show)
October 7, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Deepak Gupta to speak on panel discussion at the National Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics at the University of Maryland
August 21, 2014 – Deepak Gupta to speak to the California Bar on First Amendment protections for consumer-review websites
August 14, 2014 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks to the annual meeting of The Inner Circle of Advocates on “What plaintiffs’ lawyers need to know about appellate advocacy in an era of conservative courts.”
July 26-30, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Deepak Gupta gives three presentations at the American Association for Justice Annual Convention – “Appellate Advocacy in Cases Seeking Corporate Accountability: Appealing to Conservative Judges” (to the Business Torts Section), “Recent Developments in the U.S. Supreme Court” (to the Class Action Litigation Group) and “Lessons from the Chevron Ecuador Case” (to the International Practice Section) | website
June 12 & 13, 2014 – Seattle, WA – Deepak Gupta speaks at Law Seminars International’s 10th Annual Class Actions Conference | website
May 15, 2014 – Washington, DC – Annual Public Citizen Gala with Senator Elizabeth Warren at the National Press Club – Deepak Gupta serves on the Host Committee
May 8, 2014 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta lectures on “Seeking and Opposing Discretionary Review” at the Practicing Law Institute’s Appellate Advocacy program | website
April 28-29, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Deepak Gupta co-chairs Practicing Law Institute’s Consumer Financial Services Institute | website
April 23, 2014 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta speaks on class actions & the Supreme Court at Cardozo Law School
April 16, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Deepak Gupta speaks at University of Maryland Law School “Great Conversations” series | website
April 9, 2014 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at conference on mass claims and class claims sponsored by the American Society for International Law and Institute for Transnational Arbitration | website
April 7-8, 2014 – New York, NY – Deepak Gupta co-chairs Practicing Law Institute’s Consumer Financial Services Institute | website
April 4, 2014 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks at symposium at Georgetown Law — “Making the Fine Print Fair,” sponsored by the Georgetown Consumer Law Society and the Citizen Works | website
March 28, 2014 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Deepak Gupta speaks on Supreme Court developments at ABA National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law | website
March 20, 2014 – Washington, DC – Peter Conti Brown speaks at the American Enterprise Institute on “The Fed: Philosopher king or servant of the Treasury?” | website
February 27-28, 2014 – Oakland, CA – Deepak Gupta speaks at the Impact Fund’s 12th annual class action conference | website
February 17, 2014 – Stanford, CA – Peter Conti-Brown speaks on “The President, the Constitution, and the Federal Reserve,” at Stanford Law School, sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center | website
December 13, 2013 – Washington, DC: Peter Conti-Brown speaks on Federal Reserve Board independence at George Washington University symposium | website
Nov. 21, 2013 – New Haven, CT – Deepak Gupta delivers lecture on “Plaintiff-Side Appellate Advocacy” at Yale Law School, sponsored by the American Constitution Society | website
Nov. 15, 2013 – New Orleans, LA – Deepak Gupta debates U.S. Senator David Vitter on Dodd-Frank and the new Consumer Bureau, moderated by Judge Douglas Dodd, at the Louisiana State Bar Symposium | website
Nov. 13, 2013 – Washington, DC – Deepak Gupta speaks on panel about the Supreme Court’s regulatory cases at the National Law Journal’s 2013 Regulatory Summit, moderated by Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro with Andy Pincus of Mayer Brown and Rachel Brand of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce | website