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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.  In the most recent Supreme Court term Deepak was counsel of record in two cases and won both of them, successfully petitioning for certiorari and securing reversals of unanimous lower-court decisions. 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 has also taught appellate advocacy and public interest advocacy as as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and American universities. 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>

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 personally argued significant appeals before the Supreme Court of Alaska and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits 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>

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>

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>

Daniel Wilf-Townsend

Daniel Wilf-Townsend is the firm’s 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.
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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>