Poorav Rohatgi

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2014, Certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution; American Journal of Criminal Law; Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law

B.A., Political Theory, Duke University, 2010, Dean’s List; Certificate in the Study of Ethics, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

  • Law Clerk in the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, Organized Crime & Gang Section, May-August 2012
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Lawrence E. Meyers, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, August-December 2012

Admissions

Texas, 2014

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Languages

Hindi

Profile

Poorav Rohatgi’s legal practice spans numerous commercial litigation areas (including breach of contract and business torts) and enforcement areas (including matters dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He has deposed multiple corporate representatives, has successfully argued motions, and often handles matters involving complex legal research and comprehensive discovery. Poorav writes on legal issues impacting arbitration, regulatory, and government enforcement issues.

Poorav has represented clients in government investigations, mediations, federal courts, state courts, and international arbitrations. Most recently, he represented the National Football League during the Super Bowl in Houston. As a member of The University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic, Poorav represented clients before the United States Supreme Court. And through the Houston Bar Association Appellate Pro Bono Program, Poorav presented oral argument before the Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas. He has gained significant trial experience—from voir dire to closing argument—through the Houston Volunteer Prosecutor Program and has represented multiple pro bono clients through various nonprofits, including the Texas Civil Rights Project and Kids in Need of Defense.

Poorav is active in the community. He sits on the board of the Duke University Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Texas Law Houston Young Alumni Steering Committee, and the Houston Urban Debate League Young Professionals Council. Poorav is the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of Houston, a Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow, and a CLE Co-Chair for the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “This Training Will Make You Rethink Anti-Corruption Compliance,” presenter at webinar for Bloomberg BNA, October 5, 2017.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Board member, Duke University, Kenan Institute for Ethics
  • Board member, Texas Law School Houston Young Alumni Steering Committee
  • President-Elect, South Asian Bar Association of Houston
  • Board member, Houston Urban Debate League Young Professionals Council
  • CLE co-chair, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Diversity

Punam Kaji and Whitney Remily

South Asian Bar Association Names Haynes and Boone Diversity Champion

The South Asian Bar Association of North America honored Haynes and Boone, LLP with its Diversity Champion Award at the group’s national convention in July in Washington, D.C.

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