Kalapatapu has lived in Texas for 31 of the past 35 years. He is a 1990 graduate of James E. Taylor
High School in the Houston suburb of Katy. After four years at the University of California at Berkeley, Mr.
Kalapatapu obtained his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1997. During
his latter two years of law school, Mr. Kalapatapu worked as a law clerk for his criminal law professor, Michael E. Tigar,
in defense of Terry Nichols in connection with the April 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
In 1997, a one year judicial clerkship with the Hon. United States District Judge Royal Furgeson relocated Mr. Kalapatapu
from Austin to Midland, Texas upon his graduation. Mr. Kalapatapu subsequently began practicing law at Baker
Botts L.L.P., a major law firm in Houston where he currently resides. Mr. Kalapatapu has worked as an associate in a
large international law firm, as Senior Litigation Counsel in a small litigation boutique, and as a Shareholder in the Litigation
Section of a midsize full service firm. His areas of expertise include complex civil litigation involving
intellectual property, non-competition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, oil & gas disputes, partnership
and shareholder agreement litigation, public and private securities, and general commercial contract disputes.
Kalapatapu is married to a Texas Medical Center Professor and together they have four children.