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About Us: Gupta Wessler LLP is a small, one-of-a-kind law firm specializing in Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and public interest clients. Our cases span a wide range of issues, including consumers’ and workers’ rights, class actions, access to the courts, civil rights, and constitutional and administrative law. 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. In addition, the firm’s lawyers run the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Harvard Law School. Through all of our efforts, we aim to help shape the law in ways that enhance justice and improve people’s lives.

Senior Attorney – Supreme Court, Appellate & Complex Litigation (Washington, DC or San Francisco) (Posted March 2024)
About the Position: Gupta Wessler seeks a senior attorney with appellate litigation experience to join our small, collegial team. The ideal candidate has a minimum of five years of experience in appellate litigation (including clerkships). We are open to considering candidates along a wide spectrum of Supreme Court and appellate practice experience, including those with decades of relevant experience. We’re looking for star advocates at any level who have demonstrated exceptional writing and editing skills, the capacity to think rigorously and creatively about the law, strong advocacy instincts, collaborative spirit, and a genuine passion for public interest work. Experience successfully managing and mentoring junior lawyers and staff is preferred, as is an entrepreneurial bent. Familiarity with plaintiff-side advocacy and complex civil litigation is also preferred but not required. The position can be located in either our Washington, DC or San Francisco office.
How to Apply: We are only accepting applications sent to Please send a cover letter, resume, multiple writing samples, and three references to You may include a document with hyperlinks to recordings of your oral arguments, if any, and sample briefs for which you were principally responsible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed immediately. Please do not apply over LinkedIn. No telephone inquiries, please. If you have any questions, you may reach out to Mahek Ahmad at

Legal Assistant (Washington, DC or San Francisco) (Posted February 2024)
About the Position: Gupta Wessler seeks to hire one or more legal assistants/office managers to start as soon as possible. Legal assistants at Gupta Wessler handle a very broad range of administrative and substantive responsibilities for our small but busy law firm and are usually the first point of contact for new clients and cases. One of our former legal assistants has described this job as “an apprenticeship in high-stakes public-interest appellate advocacy.” Although many of the firm’s prior legal assistants have gone on to law school, we’re also interested in considering experienced career paralegals.
Responsibilities include drafting, editing, formatting, and filing legal documents; special research and writing projects relating to cases; tracking court deadlines and ensuring that projects are on track; scheduling and arranging meetings, speaking appearances, moot courts, and travel; administrative tasks, including invoicing, client billing, payment tracking, time-keeping, and tracking telephone calls and emails for the firm’s lawyers; updating our website; planning office events; and office upkeep.
We’re looking for a bright and energetic college graduate—preferably with at least some post-college experience, an interest in the work we do, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills. Previous paralegal experience in a litigation setting is preferred but not required. You should care about good writing and enjoy editing. You will need to have extraordinary attention to detail, be a quick learner able to regularly familiarize yourself with new cases and rules of different court systems, be creative and flexible in triaging and prioritizing among multiple assignments, and be able to effectively solve problems while remaining calm in deadline-driven situations. You will need to be comfortable with fast-paced work and possess the ability to complete projects independently. This position will be based in either our main office in Washington, DC, or our satellite office in San Francisco. Staff are expected to work from the office every day. A commitment of at least two years is expected.
How to Apply: Please do not apply over Linkedin. We are only accepting applications sent to Please send a cover letter with an available start date, a resume, at least one writing sample, and three references to The writing sample can be anything that exhibits your general writing and analytic ability: a work assignment, college research paper, or an essay or article on any topic. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed immediately. No telephone inquiries, please.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2024 summer associates or the 2024-25 fellowship.

Gupta Wessler is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Gupta Wessler encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by law.