Poorav helps clients navigate difficult situations involving the government. He has worked on internal investigations, grand jury subpoenas, civil investigatory demands, and federal criminal trials that reached successful resolutions for clients in industries including aviation, automobile, oil & gas, health care, mining, chemicals, sports, food services, retail, clothing, construction, data, and finance.
Once a commercial civil litigator, Poorav specializes in parallel proceedings involving criminal accusations and complex civil allegations arising in disputes between private parties and in proceedings against the DOJ or SEC. He joined Gerger Hennessy & Martin after clerking two years for the U.S. District Court in Houston. Before his judicial clerkship, Poorav began his career at Haynes & Boone LLP working in criminal and civil litigation.
Poorav is active in the community. He volunteers his time to help veterans transition to civilian employment through Hire Heroes USA, judges high school competitions for the Houston Urban Debate League, and stays engaged with minority bars including the South Asian Bar Association. Poorav is fluent in Hindi.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW
JD, 2014 (Staff Editor, American Journal of Criminal Law; Member, U.S. Supreme Court Clinic)
BA, 2010 (Dean’s List)
LAW CLERK TO THE HON. ALFRED H. BENNETT
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2018-2020
HAYNES & BOONE, LLP
Associate, Government Enforcement & Litigation, 2014-2018
Awards & Professional Activities
- Graduate, National Criminal Defense College, 2022
- Board Member, The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
- Council Member, Federal Practice Section, Houston Bar Association
- Rising Star Award, South Asian Bar Association, 2021
- Past President, South Asian Bar Association of Houston