Polavarapu P. Aaseesh

Aaseesh P. Polavarapu


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2017
    • Executive Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • Winner, Penn Law’s Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012


  • Law Clerk, Judge Michael A. Chagares, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2019-2020
  • Law Clerk, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2018-2019


  • 2018, New York
  • 2021, District of Columbia

Aaseesh Polavarapu represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

Aaseesh joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2020.  Prior to joining the firm, Aaseesh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Beryl A. Howell on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and to the Honorable Michael A. Chagares on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Aaseesh graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was Executive Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and winner of Penn Law’s Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Comment, Discovering Third-Party Funding in Class Actions:  A Proposal for In Camera Review, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 215 (2017)
  • Defining the Sharing Economy, Penn Wharton Pub. Pol’y Initiative (June 25, 2015)