Leading Litigators

Litigator Profile - Deepak Gupta

Deepak Gupta is the founding principal of Gupta Beck PLLC, a national appellate and constitutional boutique based in Washington, DC. He specializes in Supreme Court and appellate litigation on a broad range of issues, with an emphasis on constitutional law, class actions, and consumers’ and workers’ rights. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at both Georgetown and American universities, where he has taught courses on public interest law and appellate advocacy.

Leading trial lawyers retain Deepak when they need to defend important victories or resurrect worthy claims on appeal, often after years of hard-fought, high-stakes litigation. He approaches each matter with a fresh perspective, a bird’s-eye view of the law, and a creative and strategic sense of how to reframe the issues for success on appeal. His clients have included classes of consumers and workers, sitting federal judges, members of Congress, merchants, lawyers, anonymous activists, and national non-profit advocacy organizations.

Deepak has extensive experience as an advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court. He argued for the plaintiffs in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion (2011), a landmark case at the intersection of class actions, arbitration, and preemption that the Washington Post described as “one of the court’s most important on consumer rights in years.” He represented the plaintiffs in a major antitrust arbitration case, American Express v. Italian Colors (2013), and was lead counsel for the successful respondent in Mohawk Industries v. Carpenter (2009), where he secured a unanimous victory holding that a corporation may not immediately appeal an attorney-client privilege denial. Most recently, he argued McBurney v. Young (2013), a rare case under the Privileges and Immunities Clause and Dormant Commerce Clause. At the certiorari stage, Deepak has written dozens of successful briefs in opposition and several successful petitions.