Deepak Gupta is a staff attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on consumer and constitutional litigation. He directs the Litigation Group's Consumer Justice Project, a project that collaborates with private lawyers and other non-profit organizations across the country to litigate novel, unsettled, or important legal issues that have the potential to broadly affect consumers' rights. The Project handles a mix of class action and individual matters, often at the appellate level.
Mr. Gupta joined Public Citizen in September 2004 as the Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance Fellow. In that position, he coordinated the Litigation Group’s involvement in U.S. Supreme Court cases and prepared petitions and briefs in the Supreme Court on a wide variety of issues, from the constitutional implications of nationwide class actions to the substantive due process rights of pretrial detainees.
Before coming to Public Citizen, Mr. Gupta served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and worked on voting rights litigation at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also worked on church-state litigation at Americans United for Separation of Church and State and prison reform litigation at the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Gupta received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a student attorney in the Family Advocacy Clinic and Senior Articles Editor of the American Criminal Law Review, and his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Fordham University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Gupta is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.