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Paynter Law secures landmark first-in-the-nation victory for restaurant clients: NC court finds insurance company must pay business interruption coverage for COVID-related government shutdown orders.

Attorney

Gagan Gupta

Gagan Gupta heads up Paynter Law's insurance disputes division. Presently, he is helping businesses navigate their insurance policies to secure coverage in light of COVID-related business losses. Prior to joining Paynter Law, Gagan graduated from Stanford Law School and then clerked for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan. Thereafter, he joined a large national law firm where he handled litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 clients with a focus on technology disputes and federal appeals. His most notable case was a $1 billion jury trial in Silicon Valley which resulted in a favorable settlement for his client during the middle of trial.
Gagan Gupta
experience credentials

Gagan grew up in Belmont, NC and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in political science from Davidson College, where he received a full merit scholarship. Prior to law school, Gagan received a masters degree in economics from The London School of Economics and served as White House political appointee in President Obama’s administration.

Gagan is committed to civil causes and social justice and spent his first year after college in New Orleans assisting with the disaster recovery effort following Hurricane Katrina.

Education

  •  Stanford Law School, J.D.
  •  The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, International Political Economy
  • Davidson College, B.A., Political Science

Admitted to Practice

State

  • North Carolina

Federal

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina