Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2015

Magna cum laude

B.S., Georgetown University, 2012

Magna cum laude

Krogh scholar


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Arun S. Avva, Associate

Arun Avva is a trial litigator with experience representing states and territories in federal court.  He also represents clients in unfair business practice litigation. 

Before joining Robbins Russell in 2018, Mr. Avva was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.

Mr. Avva is admitted to practice in Maryland.  He is curently not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and is supervised by principals of the firm.

Representative matters include:

  • Represented the state of Georgia against the State of Florida in a Supreme Court original jurisdiction action regarding a decades-long dispute over interstate water rights. 

  • Represented the territory of Guam in a petition for certiorari appealing a finding of liability for the Territory under Section 1983. 

  • Represented a defense contractor in trade secret litigation regarding military hardware.

  • Successfully secured recognition as a religion under RLUIPA for the Nation of Gods and Earths in the Virginia Department of Corrections despite contrary Fourth Circuit precedent.