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Ajay Gupta

  • Of Counsel


Chicago, IL



Ajay Gupta is a former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia, where he prosecuted white-collar and violent crimes. He is also a former Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C., where he advised on tax shelter litigation. As Adjunct Professor of Law at DePaul, Chicago-Kent, and U. of Houston law schools, he teaches criminal and civil tax litigation courses. Many of his publications have been cited in court opinions, journals, and treatises.

He received a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics; an LLM in Taxation from NYU, where he held a Dean’s Scholarship; an MBA in Finance from Yale; and an AM in Economics from Stanford.
Professor Gupta is a criminal defense and tax litigation attorney with extensive private practice, government, and adjunct teaching experience. At large and small law firms in California, he managed complex business litigation at trial and appeal stages. 

He is admitted in California and Florida, to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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