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. In March 2019, at the appointment of the Justices, he will present oral argument before the Supreme Court in support of a judgment left undefended by the Solicitor General. In the term ending in 2017, the firm was counsel of record for parties in three argued merits cases before the Supreme Court; Deepak was lead counsel in two, prevailing in both. Only three advocates before the Court surpassed that record–none of them at boutique firms. Before founding the firm, Deepak worked on the 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. Deepak is a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School and has also taught appellate advocacy and public interest advocacy as as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and American universities. 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 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. She is a principal at Gupta Wessler, where she focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. 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 presented oral argument in significant cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of Alaska and the District Court for the District of Columbia, 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. In 2014, Jon received the President’s Award from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges for his working helping obtain a $56 million judgment on behalf of a nationwide class of current and former federal bankruptcy judges. Full bio>

Joshua Matz

Joshua Matz entered private practice after serving as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit, and Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York. Joshua and Professor Laurence Tribe published an award-winning book entitled Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution. In addition, Joshua is the publisher of Take Care, a blog dedicated to incisive analysis of the legal issues raised by President Trump. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles & Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review and president of the American Constitution Society. 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>

Daniel Wilf-Townsend

Daniel Wilf-Townsend is the firm’s 2018-2019 Catalyst Fellow and was previously our 2017-2018 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation. He joined the firm after completing judicial clerkships with Judge Marsha Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Jeffrey Meyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He was a summer associate at Gupta Wessler in 2014. Before that, he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, The American Prospect, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the chambers of Justice Carlos Moreno of the Supreme Court of California, and researched political liberalism as a Fulbright Scholar at Nanjing University in China. Full bio>

Nabila Abdallah

Nabila Abdallah is the firm’s legal assistant and office manager. Before joining Gupta Wessler, she worked at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and spent two years teaching English in France. Nabila received her B.A. in Philosophy with honors in Ethics in Society in 2014, from Stanford University. Full bio>