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>

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>

Rachel Bloomekatz

Rachel Bloomekatz is a principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC, where she focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. Rachel is a former law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and her practice draws on these clerkships as well her extensive appellate experience in both the public and private sectors. Rachel has argued constitutional issues and complex appeals in state and federal appellate courts nationwide, handling cases on a wide range of issues, including class actions, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, juvenile justice, public health, and voter protection. In addition, Rachel serves as an advisor to a number of progressive candidates and state officeholders, and was the Legal Director for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s 2012 re-election campaign. Full bio>

Jonathan Taylor

Jon is a principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC, where he 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. Since joining the firm, Jon has personally argued significant appeals before the Supreme Court of Alaska and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has been a principal author of dozens of briefs filed at all levels of the state and federal judiciaries. His work has spanned a wide range of topics, including the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Article III standing, class certification, civil rights, administrative law, and a broad array of issues involving consumers’ and workers’ rights. Full bio>

Peter Conti-Brown

Peter served as Of Counsel to the firm from 2013 through 2016, focusing on appellate litigation and policy consulting with an emphasis on banking, bankruptcy, administrative law, and financial reform. A graduate of Harvard College, Princeton University, 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. As a legal scholar and a financial historian, Peter studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Full bio>

Brian Wolfman

Brian served as Of Counsel to the firm from its founding through March 2016. He is currently Director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at Georgetown Law and was previously Professor of the Practice of Law 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, Of Counsel to the firm, 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>

Matthew Spurlock

Matthew Spurlock is the firm’s 2016-2017 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation. He joined the firm in September 2016 following two years as a legal fellow with the ACLU’s National Security Program, where he worked on litigation related to government’s targeted-killing program, Guantanamo detention, and electronic surveillance. Prior to the ACLU, he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, of the Connecticut Supreme Court, and Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Full bio>

Stephanie Garlock

Stephanie Garlock is the firm’s legal assistant and office manager. Before joining Gupta Wessler, Stephanie spent two years working in journalism at The Atlantic’s CityLab and Harvard Magazine. Stephanie received her B.A. in History in 2013, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where she served as a news editor of the Harvard CrimsonFull bio>