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November 2017:
Firm wins Ninth Circuit victory: Court rejects novel debt collector tactic of purchasing consumers’ collection-abuse claims out from under them at auctions on the courthouse steps
Deepak Gupta argues Trump University appeal on November 15 in the Ninth Circuit
Law360 profiles Deepak Gupta and the firm, noting that Gupta Wessler has “staked a name for itself” as a “premier plaintiffs-side appellate firm”
Firm files brief for District of Columbia and State of Maryland in challenge to Donald Trump’s violations of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses
On behalf of consumer watchdog Allied Progress, firm files comments to FCC in opposition to Sinclair-Tribune local TV merger
On behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation and South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation, firm files brief supporting Supreme Court’s reconsideration of Commerce Clause jurisprudence requiring an in-state physical presence for sales tax
October 2017:
Firm files Ninth Circuit brief for public-health groups, supporting rehearing of a decision striking down San Francisco’s soda warnings on compelled-speech grounds, and highlighting the decision’s  implications for tobacco warnings
Firm files Third Circuit brief challenging Internet payday lender’s tribal arbitration scheme
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief in Christie v. NCAA for Stop Predatory Gambling and a diverse coalition of religious, public-health, and economic-justiec groups from across the political spectrum
Deepak Gupta speaks at Yale Law School
In CREW v. Trump, Deepak Gupta presented oral argument in the first court hearing on the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses. Coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, SlateCourthouse News, The Guardian, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. Editorial in New York Times.
Matt Wessler argues First Circuit appeal over enforceability of arbitration clause in Uber’s terms of service
September 2017: 
Daniel Wilf-Townsend joins the firm as 2017-2018 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation
Deepak Gupta debates Donald Trump’s Emoluments Clause violations at Harvard Law School
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief for Ohio elections officials in opposition to the Ohio Secretary of State’s voter purges
Joshua Matz argues prisoner appeal in Ninth Circuit as appointed counsel
Deepak Gupta argues a Ninth Circuit appeal (supported by the ACLU and consumer groups and scholars) over a private corporation’s attempt to force consumers into arbitration through threats of criminal prosecution
Matt Wessler argues Fourth Circuit appeal in an ERISA class action challenging an employer’s retroactive reduction of millions in retirement benefits
Amicus briefs filed in support of our challenge to PACER fees by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 17 media organizations; the American Association of Law Libraries and several scholars; and Senator Joe Lieberman (D) and Congressman Darrell Issa (R)
Tenth Circuit revives First Amendment challenge to Wyoming’s “Ag-Gag” law
August 2017:
Joshua Matz joins the firm. Matz is a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, publisher of the Take Care blog, and co-author with Laurence Tribe of Uncertain Justice: the Roberts Court and the Constitution An article by Marcia Coyle in the The National Law Journal profiles both Joshua and the firm
In an appeal argued by Jon Taylor, the firm wins an Eighth Circuit decision ordering a damages-only trial in a multimilion-dollar products-liability case against General Motors
On behalf of Everytown, firm files brief arguing that the full D.C. Circuit should rehear a decision depriving the government of its power to regulate the public carrying of guns on the streets of Washington, DC
Firm files Eighth Circuit brief in constitutional challenge to “pay-to-play” system in which people arrested for minor municipal infractions are forced to pay a fee to the City of Maplewood, Missouri and are placed in the city’s jail if they can’t afford to pay
Deepak Gupta argues Ninth Circuit appeal, on remand from U.S. Supreme Court victory, in First Amendment challenge to California’s credit-card surcharge statute
Firm seeks seeks summary judgment in class action challenging fees to access federal court records via PACER
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief for American Association for Justice on whether corporate employers may use forced arbitration clauses to prevent employees from banding together in court. AAJ’s brief urges the Court to be mindful of the many federal agency regulations that have restricted corporations’ abusive use of forced arbitration against Americans
Firm files opposition to motion to dismiss in CREW v. Trump, challenging Donald Trump’s violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. Coverage in The Economist, Hollywood Reporter, and National Law Journal
In Ninth Circuit appeal, Matt Wessler successfully defends $42 million judgment in a class action against an online grocer
July 2017:
Firm files reply in Trump University appeal
Matt Wessler and Deepak Gupta speak on various topics–including the Supreme Court’s latest civil-justice cases and the state of plaintiff-side appellate advocacy–at the American Association for Justice convention in Boston
As the Trump administration walks away from class-action protections in the Fiduciary Rule, the firm files a Fifth Circuit brief for the American Association for Justice; report at BNA
Firm files Supreme Court brief for former antitrust officials in American Express antitrust case
Deepak Gupta, described as “one of the country’s top litigators,” named to the Fastcase 50 –“honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders”
June 2017:
Firm wins U.S. Supreme Court victory in cross-border shooting case: Justices reject officer’s qualified-immunity defense & remand on availability of damages suit
Firm files brief in Trump University appeal, supported by scholars of complex litigation and consumer protection
On behalf of Michigan county, firm opposes preliminary injunction of local regulation prohibiting tobacco sales to 18-t0-21-year-olds
In victory for firm’s lawsuit, court rules that the IRS illegally charged millions of dollars in fees to tax preparers
Deepak Gupta argues Ninth Circuit appeal over novel debt-collection tactic: buying consumers’ collection-abuse claims at auction
Trump files motion to dismiss in CREW’s Emoluments Clause suit; AP
D.C. and Maryland attorneys general sue Trump over emoluments
May 2017:
Firm files reply in support of Supreme Court petition in Chevron-Ecuador case
Defending major Ohio Supreme Court juvenile justice victory, firm files brief opposing U.S. Supreme Court petition
Bipartisan group of members of Congress file Supreme Court brief supporting servicemembers’ rights over forced arbitration; Bloomberg
Public-health groups challenge “one-in-two-out” executive order on deregulation
Rachel Bloomekatz argues Fourth Circuit appeal over $2.5 million punitive damages award under Fair Credit Reporting Act
New York hotel owner joins CREW’s Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Donald Trump; CNN
Deepak Gupta interviewed about Trump’s conflicts of interest by Soledad O’Brien
April 2017:
Rachel Bloomekatz receives American Constitution Society’s Progressive Young Leadership Award
Firm files Ninth Circuit brief on forced arbitration and privatized criminal justice; amicus briefs by ACLU and other groups & scholars
In amended complaint, a hotel owner, an association of hundreds of restaurants, and a hotel-event booker join CREW’s Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump; Washington Post, New York Times; Huffington Post; New York Law Journal
Deepak Gupta speaks at Northern District of California and District of Columbia judicial conferences
March 2017:
In victory for firm’s First Amendment challenge, U.S. Supreme Court holds that New York’s credit-card surcharge law regulates speech; NY Times, Washington Post, Law360
Financial regulation & consumer protection scholars file brief in support of Consumer Bureau’s constitutionality
Firm files Supreme Court petition in Chevron-Ecuador case over $8 billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment
Matt Wessler argues before U.S. Supreme Court in health-insurance preemption case
Jon Taylor argues before Eighth Circuit in appeal from products-liability trial concerning design of GM seat-belt system
On behalf of public health groups, firm files brief in support of Philadelphia’s soda tax
Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s prohibition on open carry of firearms, adopting firm’s historical analysis for Everytown
February 2017: 
Deepak Gupta interviewed on Slate’s Amicus podcast
Bloomberg BNA highlights firm’s Supreme Court work 
Fourth Circuit en banc upholds Maryland’s assault-weapons law; The Trace 
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court reply for family of victim in cross-border shooting by U.S. border guard
Firm files First Circuit brief in appeal challenging Uber’s efforts to force riders into arbitration
Jonathan Taylor speaks at University of Virginia Law School on NFL and concussions
Deepak Gupta speaks at American Association for Justice convention on Supreme Court and regulatory litigation
January 2017:
The National Law Journal profiles Gupta Wessler
Firm joins with constitutional scholars and ethics experts to file lawsuit against Trump over foreign emoluments; NY TimesNPRCNNMSNBC; Slate
Firm files FOIA request on Justice Department review of Trump executive orders
Firm wins Ninth Circuit appeal, argued by Jon Taylor, challenging fairness of class-action settlement; Recorder
Court certifies class action challenging PACER fees for access to federal court records; Politico; Law360
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief in health-insurance preemption case
Deepak Gupta argues before U.S. Supreme Court in First Amendment challenge to New York law that keeps consumers in the dark about credit-card swipe fees; NY TimesWall Street JournalAPBloomberg Law; Bloomberg View; Forbes; FiveThirtyEight
Deepak Gupta speaks at Yale Law School
December 2016:
Ohio Supreme Court announces major victory for juvenile justice in case argued by Rachel Bloomekatz, holds functional life sentences for juveniles violate Eighth Amendment
Ninth Circuit upholds waiting period against Second Amendment challenge; concurrence adopts approach urged in firm’s brief for Everytown
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court merits brief for family of unarmed Mexican boy killed in cross-border shooting by U.S. border guard; a wide range of amici file in support (human rights groups, scholars, former border officials and police chiefs)
Non-profits’ lawsuit attacking PACER fees for access to court records is allowed to proceed
Firm briefs ERISA appeal on retroactive reduction of millions in retirement benefits
November 2016:
On behalf of ten consumer and civil rights groups, firm urges full D.C. Circuit rehearing on constitutionality of Consumer Bureau’s structure 
Firm files reply in support of U.S. Supreme Court petition in NFL concussion litigation 
Wessler interviewed by New York Times on nationwide injunctions
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court merits brief in First Amendment challenge to law that keeps consumers in the dark about swipe fees; a wide range of amici file in support (consumer groups, retailers, scholars)
U.S. Supreme Court grants firm’s third case of the term, involving limits on federal preemption
Gupta speaks on future of access to courts: C-SPAN 
Wessler and New Yorker writer McGrath run legal writing workshop
Victims of Flower Branch gas explosion file lawsuits seeking compensation
Firm files brief on behalf of American Association for Justice on new federal rule banning pre-dispute arbitration by nursing homes
Firm’s petition to U.S. Supreme Court in NFL concussion litigation is supported by 135 former NFL players, Public Citizen, and Brain Injury Association
October 2016:
U.S. Supreme Court grants firm’s petition in cross-border shooting case, raising fundamental questions about the Constitution’s extraterritorial reach
On behalf of the National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and local-government groups, firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief on cities’ ability to sue under Fair Housing Act /
Youth and environmental-justice groups settle lawsuit challenging oil drilling in Los Angeles
Deepak Gupta elected to the American Law Institute
Firm files cert petition and acquiesces to cert in health-insurance preemption cases
September 2016:
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear firm’s First Amendment challenge to state laws that keep consumers in the dark about the cost of credit cards; Bloomberg, Washington Post; Wall Street Journal; Nat’l Law Journal
Firm files Supreme Court petition in NFL concussion litigation; New York TimesAP; BNA
Gupta interviewed by BNA on appellate boutique practice
On behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety, firm files brief on “common use” and the Second Amendment; Washington Post
Gupta speaks at Yale Law School on “First Amendment Jurisprudence: What is Speech?”
Wessler speaks at ABA on Article III standing after Spokeo 
Firm wins Sixth Circuit victory in appeal involving car dealer’s yo-yo scam
Gupta interviewed by National Law Journal on Supreme Court’s pro-corporate agenda
August 2016:
On behalf of American Association for Justice, firm files brief supporting Labor Department rule on class-action bans in forced arbitration clauses; report in BNA
Firm files Fourth Circuit brief in major Fair Credit Reporting Act class action
Bloomberg and Consumerist report on firm’s Ninth Circuit appeal over novel debt-collection tactic: buying consumers’ collection-abuse claims at auction
In interview, Gupta discusses the “shifting mood” on forced arbitration
Court certifies class in dispute over $200 million in illegal  fees
Firm files reply in support of class certification of PACER fees case
Gupta argues Sixth Circuit appeal over car dealer’s “spot delivery” practices
July 2016:
On behalf of Everytown, firm presents historical case for DC’s restrictions on public carrying of guns, and rebuts counterarguments by NRA and its allies
As appointed counsel for the district court, firm files brief on election-day order extending polls in Ohio presidential primary 
Firm opposes dismissal of challenge to PACER fees
Firm wins decision denying effort to compel arbitration by private company that rents out prosecutor letterhead
Gupta recaps Supreme Court’s latest class action decisions
June 2016:
In victory over Second Amendment challenge, en banc Ninth Circuit adopts our historical analysis of public-carry laws 
In victory for the firm’s netroots clients, D.C. Circuit upholds FCC’s landmark net neutrality rule 
Gupta speaks at ACS Supreme Court review
Firm files Supreme Court petition for health plans on causation in drug-fraud cases 
Firm’s First Amendment challenge in Supreme Court is supported by consumer groups, retailers, libertarians, First Amendment scholars, and behavioral economics scholars  
Firm weighs in, with Erwin Chemerinsky, on constitutional challenges to “Ag Gag” laws in Idaho and Utah
Firm files brief in Eighth Circuit appeal from products-liability trial concerning design of GM seat-belt system
Firm files brief on standing after Spokeo in case against debt buyer; Bloomberg BNA
Firm releases resources for consumer advocates on Spokeo / Gupta speaks on guns at ACS nat’l convention
Gupta speaks on arbitration at CAP with Sen. Al Franken
May 2016:
Firm files brief on behalf of eight public-health groups in major tobacco preemption case 
Rachel Bloomekatz is honored by the Children’s Defense Fund for her appellate work for juvenile justice
Firm files Supreme Court petition in First Amendment challenges to New York and Texas credit-card laws
Gupta testifies at New Mexico hearing in support of Consumer Bureau’s proposal to limit arbitration; ACSNat’l Law JournalThe Hill, Courthouse News
April 2016:
Gupta speaks to American Law Institute on “Future of Aggregate Litigation” at NYU 
Firm defends Maryland’s assault-weapons law before en banc Fourth Circuit
Firm challenges use of forced arbitration in privatized criminal justice 
Three national non-profits file lawsuit attacking fees for access to federal court records (PACER); Nat’l Law Journal, Wall Street Journal, TechdirtArs Technica, ABA Journal, Bloomberg BNA, Courthouse News, AFJ press release
Firm files Ninth Circuit petition on application of Supreme Court’s Tyson Foods decision to California wage-and-hour class actions
Firm files D.C. Circuit brief focusing on consumer benefits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to combat climate change
Firm opposes oil industry’s attempt to intervene in environmental-justice challenge to oil drilling in Los Angeles
March 2016:
Firm announces Rachel Bloomekatz and Jon Taylor as principals 
Firm files response to Solicitor General in cross-border shooting case in Supreme Court 
Citing “strong presentation from top flight counsel,” Ohio court rules for plaintiffs in voting-rights suit, clearing the way for 17-year-olds to vote in the presidential primary; coverage at APReutersBloomberg PoliticsColumbus DispatchWashington Post
Rachel Bloomekatz files suit in Ohio, seeking to secure the rights of eligible 17-year-olds to vote in presidential primary; coverage at APReuters10TV Columbus
Firm wins Alaska Supreme Court case, argued by Jon Taylor, on collection practices of foreclosure mills
Firm files Supreme Court brief for national consumer groups on reach of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
February 2016:
Gupta discusses impact of Justice Scalia’s death in Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle
Firm files brief urging rehearing of decision on constitutionality of Maryland’s assault-weapons law
ABA Journal features firm’s First Amendment work
ACS publishes issue brief on forced arbitration and inequality by Gupta and former summer associate Lina Khan; publication coincides with speech by Consumer Bureau Director Cordray citing firm’s recent Fourth Circuit victory
Firm wins Fourth Circuit opinion declaring tribal arbitration scheme “unenforceable”; coverage by Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View; Bloomberg BNA
Gupta presents oral argument in defense of D.C.’s firearms restrictions against Second Amendment challenge
In Florida Supreme Court, firm files brief defending state’s gun laws
January 2016:
Jon Taylor argues Ninth Circuit appeal over a novel jurisdictional issue in class actions
Firm files brief in appeal over California anti-SLAPP law’s public-interest exception
In brief for Everytown for Gun Safety, firm mounts historical defense of DC’s public-carry restrictions 
Firm successfully defeats Supreme Court petition seeking litigation immunity for debt collectors / Firm successfully challenges nationwide settlement with internet payday lender CashCall
Firm files lawsuit on behalf of Detroit artist seeking protection for landmark mural; press release; coverage at CityLab, Detroit Free Press,  Detroit NewsFox 2 DetroitCrain’s DetroitMichigan RadioAPDeadline Detroit, Curbed Detroit
December 2015:
Gupta testifies opposite Newt Gingrich on CFPB data collection in U.S. House of Representatives
Wessler represents intervenors at hearing in South Dakota on nationwide settlement with internet payday lender 
Gupta argues major commercial-speech challenge to Texas law in Fifth Circuit
Wessler argues Fourth Circuit appeal challenging internet lender’s “tribal arbitration” scheme
Firm files Ninth Circuit brief in First Amendment challenge to California credit-card law
Firm files reply in case challenging auto dealer’s “yo-yo” scam
November 2015: 
Gupta argues appeal over NFL concussion settlement; APLaw360; Intelligencer
Firm wins First Amendment challenge to Florida’s credit-card surcharge law; press release; American BankerDaily Report; Tampa Business JournalReuters, Orlando Sentinel, ABA Journal, Courthouse News Service, Inside Sources
On behalf of youth groups, firm files environmental-justice challenge to oil drilling in Los Angeles neighborhoods; press release; L.A. Times; Reuters; Grist
Firm files brief for Governor of Montana in Supreme Court case on fate of public-sector unions
U.S. Supreme Court orders Solicitor General to respond to firm’s petition on behalf of Mexican teenager slain by border guard 
Firm’s latest filing alerts Second Circuit to extraordinary new developments in the Chevron-Ecuador case; Wall Street Journal, VICE, and Courthouse News
Gupta previews Supreme Court’s argument on workers’ rights class action
Firm files Supreme Court brief on debt collectors and litigation immunity
October 2015:
Gupta quoted in front-page New York Times story on rise of forced arbitration
Gupta speaks at ABA’s National Institute on Class Actions in New Orleans
Firm files reply challenging internet lender’s “tribal arbitration” scheme
Gupta speaks at Yale Law School conference on law & inequality
In NFL concussion litigation, firm files reply for former players challenging global settlement
Firm files Supreme Court reply in cross-border shooting case
Firm files brief on extraterritorial reach of human trafficking laws in case of executed Nepali workers lured to work in Iraq
September 2015:
Firm files brief surveying seven centuries of gun laws in defense of DC’s public-carry law
Firm argues that Supreme Court should dismiss major class-action case
Gupta previews Supreme Court’s class-action cases for Bloomberg
Firm files brief on relationship between firearms regulation and technological change
Firm files Supreme Court brief in whistleblower suit over defense-contractor fraud in Iraq
Canadian Supreme Court unanimously rules Ecuadorian victims may seek to enforce pollution judgment against Chevron
Gupta testifies on Dodd-Frank Act in U.S. House of Representatives
Firm files appeal on auto dealer “yo-yo” scam
Netroots groups support FCC’s net neutrality rule
Groups sue to overturn Wyoming’s new data censorship laws
August 2015:
On behalf of former NFL players, firm challenges proposed global settlement of claims that the NFL hid the risk of concussions
Amicus briefs filed by the government of Mexicolaw professors, border groups, and human rights groups in support of the firm’s Supreme Court petition in cross-border shooting case
Firm files reply on appeal in First Amendment challenge to Texas surcharge law
Court strikes down Idaho “ag-gag” law, adopting arguments in firm’s brief for constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky
July 2015:
Firm seeks Supreme Court review in cross-border shooting of unarmed Mexican teen by U.S. border patrol agent 
Bloomberg profiles the firm as an “Appellate Boutique Going to Bat for the Little Guy”
Firm files letter to Tenth Circuit, arguing against deference to agency interpretations of preemption clauses
Gupta testifies before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on constitutionality of Dodd-Frank and Consumer Bureau
Wessler speaks on consumer class actions in Chicago
Firm announces that prominent public interest litigator Matt Wessler has joined as a named principal; report in Law360
Firm wins a Third Circuit appeal on burdens of proof under Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Firm announces opening for a one-year litigation fellowship starting in fall 2016
The firm represents intervenors in support of FCC’s net neutrality rule
Wessler speaks on appellate advocacy at American Association for Justice in Montreal
June 2015:
Justice Kennedy’s surprise opinion upholding Fair Housing Act disparate-impact liability adopts historical analysis in firm’s brief
Firm defeats Supreme Court petition on consumer arbitration
Gupta argues major commercial speech case before Eleventh Circuit; article in Daily Report
Firm challenges internet lender’s “tribal arbitration” scheme
En banc Ninth Circuit hears argument in key Second Amendment appeal
Firm brings major commercial-speech appeal in Fifth Circuit, supported by national consumer groups, big retailers, and public interest groups
Gupta speaks on appellate advocacy at PLI seminar in New York
May 2015:
Firm wins Supreme Court victory for workers’ rights, defeating trucking industry’s attempt to preempt century-old workplace protections
Firm files brief to the en banc Ninth Circuit, tracing gun regulation from 1300s England to the O.K. Corral
Firm defeats petition, filed by Paul Clement, on ascertainability doctrine
Firm files brief in Chevron-Ecuador appeal on implications of international treaty arbitration
Firm files brief for scholars supporting Financial Stability Oversight Council’s too-big-to-fail authority under Dodd-Frank
April 2015:
Gupta argues opposite Ted Olson in Chevron-Ecuador case in defense of an $8.6 billion environmental judgment arising out of decades of oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest 
Firm files brief on behalf of Everytown for Gun Safety in Second Amendment challenge to California’s waiting period on firearms
Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy at Yale Law School and participates in roundtable on consumer arbitration
Gupta debates Andy Pincus on Article III standing at PLI in New York
March 2015:
Firm wins major victory in First Amendment challenge to California’s credit-card surcharge law
Gupta quoted in front page New York Times article on how mandatory arbitration harms military servicemembers
Gupta argues major First Amendment commercial speech case before Second Circuit
Gupta speaks on appellate advocacy at consumer law conference 
Conti-Brown testifies before Senate Banking Committee on Fed reform proposals
Gupta speaks on a panel on “The Future of Class Actions” at New York City Bar
Conti-Brown debates Philadelphia Fed president at Brookings on Reserve Banks’ role in monetary policy
February 2015: 
Gupta argues Ninth Circuit appeal over constitutionality of California’s regulation of background-screening companies
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief for professors of bankruptcy law
Firm files Fourth Circuit brief on mortgage lender’s “use” of credit scores under Fair Credit Reporting Act
Gupta argues Eleventh Circuit appeal on “prior express consent” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
January 2015:
Firm wins victory for Internet free speech: South Dakota court rejects bid by First Premier Bank for a gag order against the firm’s client, credit-card-comparison site Cardhub.com; report in the Wall Street Journal
U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Texas fair housing case, in which the firm represents Members of Congress; Gupta interviewed by Mother Jones
Firm defeats Fourth Circuit petition on Article III standing and wilfulness under Fair Credit Reporting Act
Firm weighs in, with constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, on free speech and equal protection challenge to Idaho’s “Ag Gag” law
December 2014:
Gupta interviewed in Angeion’s “Leading Litigator” series
Firm files reply in case against Major League Baseball over Fair Labor Standards Act coverage
Firm files Supreme Court brief for Members of Congress in Texas housing case
Firm files appellate brief in constitutional challenge to Florida surcharge law, supported by national consumer groups and major retailers
Firm files Fourth Circuit brief on mortgage lender’s “use” of credit scores under Fair Credit Reporting Act / Firm files a class action against debt collectors that rent out prosecutor letterhead — the subject of a recent ABA ethics opinion and report in L.A. Times
Firm wins First Amendment case against the Florida Bar
November 2014:
Gupta appears in Lost in the Fine Print, a new short film on the effects of forced arbitration
Firm files Second Circuit reply in Chevron v. Donziger appeal over $8 billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment
Deepak Gupta and Brian Wolfman present plenary session on appellate advocacy at National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference
Firm files brief in First Amendment challenge to California credit-card surcharge law
October 2014: Firm wins class-action judgment of $56 million for federal bankruptcy judges
Gupta argues First Amendment defense of Cardhub.com against First Premier Bank’s trademark suit in South Dakota
Gupta argues constitutional challenge to Texas credit-card surcharge law
September 2014:
Rolling Stone reports on Chevron’s attempts to evade responsibility for oil pollution in Ecuador
Firm successfully defeats Experian’s Fourth Circuit petition for interlocutory review of class certification order, raising Article III standing issues
Gupta argues Ninth Circuit wage-and-hour case for Deloitte & Touche audit employees; report at Law360
Firm defends jury verdict in Third Circuit appeal over burden-shifting under FDCPA
Brian Wolfman, of counsel to the firm, joins Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
CBS News reports on the firm’s First Amendment defense of Cardhub.com against First Premier Bank’s trademark suit
August 2014:
Firm wins Fourth Circuit appeal on abusive collection practices
Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy to the Inner Circle of Advocates
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court brief opposing Spokeo’s petition on Article III standing in statutory-damages class actions
Firm files Second Circuit brief arguing that Major League Baseball is not exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act
Firm mounts First Amendment defense of CardHub credit-card-comparison website against trademark infringement suit by First Premier Bank
Firm seeks summary judgment in First Amendment challenge to California’s no-surcharge law
July 2014:
Firm wins major Ninth Circuit preemption victory, reversing a string of decisions finding California labor law preempted by federal transportation deregulation; report at San Francisco Chronicle
Firm files Second Circuit brief defending $8.6 Billion Ecuadorian pollution judgment in Chevron v. Donziger; reports at BusinessweekThe American Lawyer, and Wall Street Journal
Firm files a motion for preliminary injunction in First Amendment challenge to Texas no-surcharge law
Gupta interviewed by SCOTUSblog on Noel Canning‘s political consequences
Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy and other topics at the American Association for Justice annual convention in Baltimore
Firm files a class action against Bounceback, Inc. a for-profit debt collector that rents out the seal and letterhead of local prosecutors to collect debts through threats of criminal prosecution
June 2014: 
Firm files Second Circuit brief defending our victory in constitutional challenge to New York’s credit-card surcharge law, and summary-judgment briefing in parallel constitutional challenge in Florida
Gupta speaks at 10th annual class actions conference in Seattle
May 2014:
Gupta speaks on “seeking and opposing discretionary review” at 2014 Appellate Advocacy Institute in New York 
Firm files Eleventh Circuit brief on federal telemarketing law’s “prior express consent” requirement 
Four judges on the Third Circuit dissent in response to the firm’s rehearing petition in Carrera v. Bayer, concerning the “ascertainability” requirement for class certification
April 2014:
Firm files Second Circuit brief for former Congressman Patrick Kennedy on intent of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
Gupta speaks at Georgetown Law symposium on “Making the Fine Print Fair”; report at Philadelphia Inquirer
Conti-Brown pens Politico article on “The Constitutional Crisis at the Fed”
Gupta argues Fourth Circuit consumer rights appeal in Charleston, South Carolina 
Gupta speaks on mass claims in arbitration to the American Society for International Law & Institute for Transnational Arbitration in Washington, DC
Firm opposes Chevron’s $32 Million attorneys’ fees motion in Chevron v. Donziger 
Gupta co-chairs Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York and Chicago
March 2014:
Firm represents Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in Argentina bonds case in U.S. Supreme Court; Bloomberg
Firm associate Jon Taylor argues major consumer-rights appeal before the Alaska Supreme Court
Firm defeats banking industry’s petition for U.S. Supreme Court review of Article III standing in statutory-damages cases
Firm defeats billionaire’s U.S. Supreme Court plea to review personal liability in wage-and-hour class action
Firm files three simultaneous First Amendment challenges to the credit-card surcharge laws of Florida, Texas, and California; report at Bloomberg News; press release
Firm wins Eleventh Circuit appeal: Telephone Consumer Protection Act requires personal consent to receive cell-phone calls and allows consent to be revoked orally
Gupta issues statement in response to trial court’s decision in Chevron v. Donziger
Gupta argues Ninth Circuit appeal on federal preemption of state labor law; report in Daily Journal
February 2014:
The firm files a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a New York billionaire’s plea to review a decision holding him personally liable as an employer for millions of dollars in wage-and-hour violations
The firm files a brief arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court shouldn’t take up the question of Article III standing in statutory damages cases
The firm files a petition in the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the extent to which life insurers act as ERISA fiduciaries when they send beneficiaries “checkbooks” instead of lump-sum payments
The firm files a brief in the Eleventh Circuit arguing that damages for violations of bankruptcy’s automatic stay belong to the individual injured rather than the estate
January 2014:
The firm announces its representation of Steven Donziger in Chevron v. Donziger, the oil company’s RICO action against Ecuadorian rainforest communities & their advocates over a $9.5 billion judgment for pollution of the Amazon; files post-trial reply brief and motion to dismiss for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction; report in the Wall Street Journal
Firm wins appellate victory in Fourth Circuit: Federal law requires debt collectors to give consumers the right to oral disputes
Firm files Ninth Circuit brief in Cabral v. Supple, concerning consumer fraud class actions, the placebo effect, and behavioral economics; amicus briefs filed by AARP, Center for Science in the Public Interest and Consumer Attorneys of California
December 2013:
Firm files First Amendment challenge to Florida’s restrictions on lawyer websites & social media; report at Bloomberg BNA
Conti-Brown speaks on Federal Reserve Board at GWU symposium 
Firm files Eleventh Circuit brief on Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s “express consent” requirement
Firm files U.S. Supreme Court petition on timing of Truth in Lending Act suits
November 2013:
Gupta speaks on plaintiff-side appellate advocacy at Yale Law School
Gupta debates U.S. Senator David Vitter in New Orleans
Firm wins appellate victory in Second Circuit attorneys’ fees appeal
Gupta speaks on Supreme Court cases at NLJ Regulatory Summit
Rubin, Wolfman and Gupta speak on various topics at the National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference
Conti-Brown delivers lecture on the Federal Reserve at the U.S. Treasury
Arkush publishes essay on recess appointments in Harvard Law Review forum
October 2013: 
Firm obtains groundbreaking victory in First Amendment challenge to New York’s credit card surcharge law; reports at ReutersLaw360BloombergWall Street Journal, feature story at ABA Journal
Firm represents Members of Congress before the U.S. Supreme Court in major civil rights case
Gupta argues appeal on consumer collection dispute rights before the Fourth Circuit
Firm files brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to reject online payday lender’s request to review Montana arbitration ruling
Gupta speaks at ABA conference on consumer finance in Baltimore
Gupta speaks on the U.S. Supreme Court at the 9th Annual Class Actions Conference
September 2013:
Gupta to deliver lecture in Chicago sponsored by the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies: “Will Class Actions Survive the Roberts Court?”
Firm files Third Circuit rehearing petition seeking en banc review of a controversial decision on “ascertainability” in consumer products class actions
Firm files Ninth Circuit brief defending the constitutionality of California’s law regulating background-screening companies
Firm wins summary judgment in class action on behalf of federal bankruptcy judges in judicial-pay litigation
August 2013: 
Firm wins significant appellate victory on constitutional standing in statutory-damages cases; Eighth Circuit reverses dismissal of two consumer class actions
The firm successfully opposes a major class certification appeal in the Eleventh Circuit
The firm welcomes our newest lawyer, Peter Conti-Brown, who joins us from a clerkship on the D.C. Circuit
Gupta to speak on U.S. Supreme Court’s term in review at the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco
July 2013:
In major appellate victory for the firm, the Second Circuit holds a New York billionaire personally liable to his workers for $3.5 Million in wage-and-hour violations committed by his company
Gupta to speak on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent civil rights and arbitration cases at American Association for Justice’s annual meeting in San Francisco
The firm’s brief to the Alaska Supreme Court argues that foreclosure mills are covered by federal consumer protections
Firm files Eleventh Circuit brief on federal telemarketing law’s consent requirement
Amicus briefs filed by national consumer groups and major retailers support the firm’s constitutional challenge to credit-card surcharge laws
June 2013:
Gupta quoted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and on NPR’s Marketplace discussing the Supreme Court’s class-action jurisprudence
The firm represents the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in judicial-pay litigation
U.S. Supreme Court decides American Express v. Italian Colors, in which the firm served as counsel for respondents; Gupta quoted in Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal
The firm files a constitutional challenge to New York’s law on credit-card surcharges; reports in Law360, Bloomberg, Consumer Affairs, N.Y. Post
Gupta speaks at Federalist Society’s “Executive Branch Review” conference; report at Legal Times
May 2013:
Gupta co-chairs PLI’s Consumer Financial Services Institute in Chicago
Gupta argues before the Eighth Circuit in Omaha over whether consumers have Article III standing to seek statutory damages for notice violations
U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari in Zinni v. Convergent Outsourcing, in which firm filed the successful brief in opposition for the respondent
April 2013:
Gupta quoted on NPR’s Marketplace and Talking Points Memo discussing the impact on the CFPB of the constitutional controversy over President Obama’s recess appointments
Firm files supplemental U.S. Supreme Court brief on impact of Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk
U.S. Supreme Court decides McBurney v. Young; Gupta quoted in Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Mother Jones, Law360, Bloomberg U.S. Law Week, and Freedom of Information News
Gupta speaks at 46th Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Conference in Seattle
Firm files Fourth Circuit brief in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act appeal
Firm files Second Circuit brief in fees appeal
Gupta co-chairs 18th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute in New York
Gupta speaks on civil rights and lending at the American Bar Association
Firm files reply in the Ninth Circuit in Brady v. Deloitte, a wage-and-hour class action appeal
March 2013:
Firm files brief in opposition in the U.S. Supreme Court in Zinni v. Convergent, concerning whether unaccepted settlement offers deprive courts of Article III jurisdiction
Gupta debates former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray over the new consumer bureau’s constitutionality at Georgetown Law
Gupta speaks on Supreme Court and discretionary appellate review at PLI Appellate Advocacy 2013, New York
Firm files comments in the Tennessee Supreme Court on behalf of the Tennessee First Amendment Society, raising constitutional objections to proposed commercial speech restrictions
February 2013:
Gupta argues before the U.S. Supreme Court in McBurney v. Young, a constitutional challenge to Virginia’s citizens-only public records law: transcript, audio, Washington Post recap
U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Amex v. Italian Colors, a case concerning the arbitration of complex antitrust disputes, in which the firm represents the respondents