Neela Chakravartula

Senior Staff Attorney

neela@uchastings.edu

Neela Chakravartula is a Senior Staff Attorney at CGRS. Neela came to CGRS after working for four years as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where she researched and reviewed cases raising claims for asylum and related forms of relief. Neela also worked in New York City for three years, representing clients in a variety of civil matters. Neela began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit. Neela is a graduate of UC Hastings, cum laude, where she completed a concentration in Public Interest Lawyering. She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science from Barnard College.