Deepak Gupta is the founding principal of Gupta Wessler PLLC and a Lecturer at Harvard Law School. He represents plaintiffs and public-interest clients in Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation.
Deepak regularly appears before the U.S. Supreme Court, has handled appeals in every federal circuit and seven state supreme courts, and has testified multiple times before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. His cases cover a broad range of issues—from administrative and constitutional law to class actions and consumers’ and workers’ rights.
Deepak’s diverse clients include Everytown for Gun Safety (in Second Amendment cases), the American Association for Justice (on civil justice issues), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (in litigation over Donald Trump’s Emoluments Clause violations), the Governor of Montana (challenging the Trump Administration’s repeal of dark-money reporting requirements), the City of Philadelphia (defending against a First Amendment challenge to the City’s non-discrimination policy for foster care providers), the family of an unarmed Mexican teenager shot by a U.S. border guard (in a Supreme Court case on the Constitution’s extraterritorial reach), and a certified class of all federal bankruptcy judges (in successful litigation that recovered $56 million for Congress’s violation of the Judicial Compensation Clause).
Before founding the firm in 2012, Deepak was Senior Counsel for Litigation and Senior Counsel for Enforcement Strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As the first appellate litigator hired under Elizabeth Warren, he launched the Bureau’s amicus program, defended its regulations, and worked with the Solicitor General’s office on Supreme Court matters. For seven years previously, he was an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he founded and directed the Consumer Justice Project and was the Alan Morrison Supreme Court Project Fellow.
In addition to the Alliance for Justice, Deepak is an elected member of the American Law Institute and sits on the boards of the National Consumer Law Center, the University of California’s Civil Justice Research Institute, and Stable—an organization dedicated to strengthening Washington, D.C.’s contemporary arts community.