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Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta

Gupta Wessler PLLC

Washington, DC, USA


Deepak Gupta is the founding principal of Gupta Wessler PLLC, a national appellate boutique in Washington, DC, with an emphasis on consumers’ and workers’ rights, class actions, and constitutional law. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at both Georgetown and American universities.

Deepak has briefed and argued a wide range of statutory and constitutional cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, several state supreme courts, and federal appellate courts nationwide. Deepak’s clients have included sitting federal judges, members of Congress, classes of consumers and workers, technology companies, retail merchants, professional athletes, individual lawyers, and national non-profit organizations. He is frequently sought out by leading trial lawyers to defend their clients’ most consequential victories or to resurrect worthy claims on appeal, often after years of hard-fought, high-stakes litigation.

He argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion (2011), a landmark case at the intersection of arbitration, preemption, and class actions that has been described by the Washington Post as “one of the court’s most important on consumer rights in years” and by the Federalist Society as “one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in many years.” He obtained a $56 million judgment for a certified class of federal judges, one of the few such classes in U.S. history. Deepak currently serves as lead counsel to merchants in constitutional challenges to swipe-fees laws brought in the wake of the $7 billion Visa swipe-fee antitrust settlement, and lead appellate counsel to 34 former NFL players challenging the proposed class-action settlement of claims that the league hid the long-term dangers of concussion.

Before starting his firm, Deepak was Senior Litigation Counsel and Senior Counsel for Enforcement Strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during its historic founding in 2011-2012. As the first appellate lawyer hired under Elizabeth Warren’s leadership, he launched the agency’s amicus program and worked with the Solicitor General’s office on U.S. Supreme Court matters.

For seven years previously, Deepak was a litigator at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he founded and directed the Consumer Justice Project to collaborate with advocates nationwide on high-impact class actions and appeals. Before that, he served as the Alan Morrison Supreme Court Project Fellow at Public Citizen, coordinating assistance to litigants in public interest cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Deepak has also worked on voting rights litigation at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, church-state litigation at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and prisoners’ rights litigation at the American Civil Liberties Union, and spent two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. He received his law degree from Georgetown, studied Sanskrit for one year at Oxford, and received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Fordham, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and competed in numerous parliamentary debate tournaments including the World Universities Debating Championships in Manila, Philippines and Athens, Greece.

Deepak Gupta is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues - 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Thursday, March 30, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues - Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues , Thursday, March 30, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues - Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues , Thursday, March 30, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues - Hot-Button Consumer Financial Services Issues , Thursday, March 30, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Friday, April 07, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Brief of the American Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al., v. Perez, Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-1476-M (N.D. Tex. Aug. 26, 2016) - 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, May 08, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, New York, NY
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, May 07, 2018, Chicago, IL
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, June 25, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, New York, NY
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, June 25, 2018, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, Cleveland, OH
23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute, Monday, March 26, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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