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EDUCATION

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. 2013

University of Oxford, M.St. 

2009

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.

2008


EXTERNSHIP

Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Jaya Gupta is an experienced civil litigator and criminal defense attorney.  Ms. Gupta focuses her practice on representing clients in criminal trials, white-collar government investigations, civil enforcement actions and commercial litigation.  Recently, she examined a witness, presented oral arguments and drafted motions during the criminal re-trial of Bill Cosby on charges of sexual assault.  Ms. Gupta also maintains an active pro bono practice, successfully representing clients in several 42 U.S.C. §1983 cases.

Ms. Gupta began her career at Sidley Austin LLP, where she represented clients in diverse commercial litigation matters and government investigations involving the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Food Drug Cosmetic Act.

Ms. Gupta obtained her law degree with honors from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was the Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy and externed for the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Ms. Gupta also has a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford and obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Gupta is fluent in Hindi.


  • Trial Lawyer
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Civil Enforcement Actions
  • ​Commercial Litigation