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Deepak Gupta

Deepak is the founding principal of Gupta Wessler PLLC and a nationally prominent appellate advocate who has briefed and argued a wide range of cutting-edge issues in the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and American universities. Before founding the firm, Deepak worked on the historic launch of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2011-2012. As the first appellate lawyer hired under Elizabeth Warren’s leadership, he defended the agency in court, worked with the Solicitor General on Supreme Court matters, and advised top officials. He previously worked for seven years as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he founded and directed the Consumer Justice Project and argued before the Supreme Court in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion (2011), a case that the Washington Post described as “one of the court’s most important on consumer rights in years.”  Full bio>
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Matthew Wessler

Matt is a principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC, a national appellate and constitutional litigation boutique, where he focuses on public interest and plaintiffs’-side appellate litigation. He handles high-profile cases at all levels of both state and federal court and has argued multiple cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including US Airways v. McCutchen—a landmark ERISA case. Outside of the Supreme Court, Matt’s practice involves a wide range of areas including class actions, health care, employee benefits, consumer protection, preemption, arbitration, and banking. He was named a 2015 Washington DC Rising Star in appellate litigation and has been profiled by the National Law Journal for his appellate work on behalf of plaintiffs. In addition to his appellate work, Matt frequently co-counsels with trial firms in complex, ground-up litigation. Full bio>
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Jonathan Taylor

Jon focuses on representing plaintiffs in Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Jon joined the firm in September 2012 following his clerkship with the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Full bio>
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Peter Conti-Brown

Peter focuses on appellate litigation and policy consulting, with an emphasis on banking, bankruptcy, administrative law, and financial reform. A graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, Peter joined the firm in August 2013 following clerkships with the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Full bio>

Brian Wolfman

Brian is the Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and a faculty member in Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches appellate advocacy. Brian was previously co-director of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown Law. He is an expert on class actions, preemption, and civil justice issues and served as Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Principles of Aggregate Litigation, akin to a “restatement” of the law governing class actions. Before teaching at Stanford and Georgetown, Brian spent 20 years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, the last five years as its Director. He has argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and dozens of others before appellate and trial courts nationwide. Full bio>

Richard J. Rubin

Dick Rubin is a consumer law expert and appellate advocate, a founding member and Chair Emeritus of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, an author of the National Consumer Law Center’s widely praised legal treatises, and a recipient of the Vern Countryman Award—the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the field of consumer law. Dick has practiced law for nearly four decades and has limited his practice to appellate advocacy over the past two decades. He has appeared in nearly every federal circuit.  Full bio>