Poorav joined Gerger Hennessy & McFarlane after clerking two years for the U.S. District Court in Houston. Before his judicial clerkship, he graduated from Duke University and the University of Texas Law School. Poorav began his career at Haynes & Boone LLP working in criminal and civil litigation and representing clients in proceedings against the SEC, DOJ, DOT, and FINRA.
Poorav is active in the community. Beyond participating in pro bono legal opportunities, he volunteers his time to judge 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
- Rising Star Award, South Asian Bar Association, 2021
- Board Member, The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
- Past President, South Asian Bar Association of Houston
- Past CLE Chair, Houston Young Lawyers Association