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Greg Beck is Of Counsel to the firm, where he focuses on representing plaintiffs and public-interest clients in Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation. He also teaches appellate advocacy as an adjunct law professor.
Greg is a seasoned advocate who has briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits; and district courts around the country. Greg has been quoted widely in media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, the National Law Journal, Wired Magazine, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and On the Media. He has spoken at events hosted by the American Bar Association; the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers; the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, and New York City bars; the National Association of Attorneys General; and others.
He has experience with litigation involving the First and Fourth Amendments, copyright and trademark, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, administrative law, federal jurisdiction, attorneys’ fees, and wide a range of other legal issues. He has particular expertise in the commercial speech doctrine, intellectual property, and issues at the intersection of law and technology. Greg’s understanding of technology issues is enhanced by his experience in the field. He previously worked as a computer programmer at Microsoft, paid his way through law school doing contract programming work, and still enjoys coding in his spare time.
Greg was previously a partner with the firm, which was then known as Gupta Beck PLLC. Before entering private practice, Greg spent seven years as a litigator at Public Citizen Litigation Group. He served as a law clerk to Judge Michael R. Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and interned for U.S. District Judge Michael McCuskey. He graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and was first in his law school class at the University of Illinois, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review and received the Outstanding Clinical Student Award. During law school, he worked at a legal aid clinic, defending consumers in debt collection and landlord-tenant disputes, and for a health care advocacy group, where he brought attention to the practice of jailing consumers for failing to pay hospital bills—a practice that contributed to the loss of tax-exempt status for some Illinois hospitals.