About Us

Gupta Wessler LLP is a national appellate, constitutional, and complex litigation boutique focused on the representation of plaintiffs and public interest clients.
We handle high-stakes controversies in the U.S. Supreme Court and courts across the country, approaching each matter with a fresh perspective, a bird’s-eye view of the law, and a strategic sense of how to frame the issues for success. We are go-to appellate advocates for trial lawyers nationwide, serving as a counterweight to the corporate dominance of the Supreme Court and appellate bar.
The firm maintains offices in Washington, DC; San Francisco, California; and Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, the firm’s lawyers serve as instructors in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Harvard Law School.
We’re specialists in the art of advocacy: Our practice is focused on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation. But we’re generalists when it comes to subject matter: We brief and argue a broad range of legal issues, from economic justice and civil rights to administrative law and constitutional issues of every stripe.
In all of our efforts, we work closely with leading trial counsel, scholars, policy experts, and advocacy groups to help shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.

Click here for a selection of press about the firm:
Emerging Plaintiffs Bar Closes Supreme Court Representation Gap, Bloomberg Law, Feb. 28, 2024:
Law Firm of the Week: Gupta Wessler, “the high-powered, progressive boutique known for handling appellate, constitutional, and other complex litigation matters.” Original Jurisdiction, Feb. 12, 2023
Law Firm of the Week: Gupta Wessler, “a small firm that scores big wins,” Original Jurisdiction, March 27, 2021
The Law Firms With the Hottest Appellate Practices, Above the Law, Nov. 4, 2020
2020 Appellate Advocacy Awards to the Attorneys in Two U.S. Supreme Court Cases
D.C. Boutique Gupta Wessler Adds a San Francisco Office, Bloomberg Law, Feb. 18, 2020
Supreme Court Boutique Gupta Wessler Looks to Take On Big Tech, Bloomberg Law, Feb. 6, 2020
Chambers USA rankings cite our “impressive work,” “terrific briefs,” and “incredible” oral advocacy
Class Taps Appellate Hot Shot Gupta for Dish Network Appeal, Bloomberg Law, Dec. 18, 2018
Deepak Gupta Gets Call to Argue Position Trump’s DOJ Abandoned, National Law Journal, Nov. 6, 2018
Lawyer in CFPB Fight Is Frequent Trump Foe, Bloomberg Law, Nov. 28, 2017
The ‘Damn Good’ Lawyer Squaring Off Against Trump, Law360 In Depth, Nov. 6, 2017
Maybe Not an ‘Anti-Trump Firm,’ but Still Suing the White House Often, The National Law Journal, Aug. 22, 2017
Boutiques Elbow Out Space at SCOTUS, Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 17, 2017
Small D.C. Law Firm Maps Offense, Defense Plays Against Trump, The American Lawyer, Jan. 23, 2017
Boutique Firm Gupta Wessler Takes on Heavy SCOTUS Load, Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 6, 2017
Why Do Top Attorneys Stay at Boutique Firms?, Bloomberg, Sept. 22, 2016
Appellate Boutique Going to Bat for the ‘Little Guy,’ Bloomberg BNA Law Week, July 21, 2015
Prominent Appellate Atty Joins Gupta Firm As Named Partner, Law360, July 15, 2015

Firm History. The firm was founded in 2012 by Deepak Gupta, following his stint as the first appellate lawyer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the leadership of Elizabeth Warren, where he launched the new agency’s amicus program, defended its regulations in court, and worked with the Office of the Solicitor General on Supreme Court cases. Deepak previously spent seven years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where his practice focused on Supreme Court and appellate litigation with an emphasis on access-to-justice issues.
In the fall of 2012, Jonathan Taylor joined the firm as its first associate, having worked with Deepak as a fellow at Public Citizen and following his federal appellate clerkship. Jon is now a principal of the firm. Greg Beck, a former colleague of Deepak’s at Public Citizen, also joined in 2012, after it which the firm was known as Gupta Beck. After a hiatus, Greg now practices with the firm as senior counsel.
In the summer of 2015, the firm was renamed Gupta Wessler when Matt Wessler joined as a named principal following six years at Public Justice, where he spearheaded that organization’s focus on Supreme Court and appellate litigation. In 2015, the firm also created a one-year litigation fellowship for new attorneys. Each year, the firm hires new fellows, and also regularly hires two or three exceptional law students as summer associates. Detailed information on the fellowship and summer programs, including our alumni, is available here.
In 2016, Rachel Bloomekatz, a former law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer, joined the firm as a principal. In 2023, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rachel as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Other former attorneys at the firm include Daniel Wilf-Townsend, now a professor at Georgetown Law, and Peter Conti-Brown, now a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2020, the firm announced its new San Francisco office, headed by principal Jennifer Bennett, an accomplished Supreme Court and appellate advocate who joined the firm from Public Justice. Neil Sawhney, formerly a fellow with the firm, joined Jenn as an associate in the office; he recently became the Director of Appellate Advocacy for the Northern California ACLU. Jessie Garland also joined the San Francisco office, initially as a fellow to precede her clerkship with Justice Elena Kagan.
Meanwhile, in more recent years, the firm’s D.C. office has welcomed Eric Citron, a former law clerk to Justices Elena Kagan and Sandra Day O’Connor who spent a decade practicing as a Supreme Court advocate and partner at the former Goldstein & Russell; Chris Peterson, a nationally recognized scholar of consumer law and former senior official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Rob Friedman, formerly of Georgetown’s Institute for Constitutional Accountability and Protection and the Relman civil rights firm; and Alisa Tiwari and Linnet Davis-Stermitz, both of whom first joined the D.C. office as fellows.
In 2023, the D.C. office welcomed Thomas Scott-Railton, immediately following his clerkships with Justice Sonia Sotomayor and then-Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Steffi Ostrowski, who will clerk for Justices Breyer and Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Since 2021, the firm’s partners have been teaching Harvard Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.