Jonathan E. Taylor

Jonathan E. Taylor

Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC

Jonathan E. Taylor is a principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC in Washington, DC, where he focuses on representing plaintiffs and public-interest clients in Supreme Court, appellate, and constitutional litigation.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Jon has presented argument before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of Alaska. He has also been a principal author of dozens of briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and all levels of the state and federal judiciaries. His work has spanned a wide range of topics, including the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Article III standing, class certification, civil rights, administrative law, and a broad array of issues involving consumers’ and workers’ rights.

Of particular relevance here, Jon presented argument in the First Circuit for the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts, successfully defending against a Second Amendment challenge to its restrictions on the public carry of firearms. He now serves as counsel to both Brookline and Boston in opposing a petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court.

Jon has also represented Everytown for Gun Safety, the nation’s largest gun-violence-prevention organization. In that capacity, he has written over a dozen briefs in important Second Amendment cases, including New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. New York (U.S. Supreme Court), Worman v. Healy (First Circuit), Wilson v. Cook County (Seventh Circuit), Malpasso v. Pallozzi (Fourth Circuit), Wrenn v. District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit), Kolbe v. Hogan (en banc Fourth Circuit), Peruta v. San Diego (Ninth Circuit), Silvester v. Harris (Ninth Circuit), and Peña v. Lindley (Ninth Circuit). The briefs in these cases opposed constitutional challenges to state public-carry regulations, state prohibitions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and a state waiting period and “microstamping” law.

2019 National Lawyers Convention

Originalism

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Click to play: Panel 1: Does the Right to Bear Arms Include a Right to Carry Handguns in Public?

Panel 1: Does the Right to Bear Arms Include a Right to Carry Handguns in Public?

The Second Amendment In The New Supreme Court

On January 15, 2019, the Federalist Society's Civil Rights and Criminal Law & Procedure Practice...

Panel 1: Does the Right to Bear Arms Include a Right to Carry Handguns in Public?

The Second Amendment In The New Supreme Court

On January 15, 2019, the Federalist Society's Civil Rights and Criminal Law & Procedure Practice...